Monday, April 05, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of April 10th-11th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Discover Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Discover Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Celebrating the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Centennial year
Meet 10 am at the Eastern Parkway entrance
Note: There is an admission fee; members get in free.
Trip Leader: TBA


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, April 10, 9:30-1pm
Spring Birding at the Greenbelt
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Greenbelt Conservancy
Meet at the Manhattan terminal of the Staten Island Ferry and begin your tour on the water. Explore the Staten Island Greenbelt, a nearly 3,000-acre preserve and a flagship park of New York City, replete with wetlands, woodlands, meadows, old-growth forest, and 35 miles of hiking trails. Includes refreshments and transportation on Staten Island. Limited to 20.
Members: $22.50, Non-members: $25 (non-member registration available on Wednesday, January 13)


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
DISABILITIES Nature Walk
Stroll the paved pathways of Mount Loretto Unique Area with naturalist and Special Education teacher Cliff Hagen to explore the sights and sounds of a grassland ecology. Cliff encourages people with disabilities and their families to join in a slow walk around the park for discussion of wildlife and the ecology of this parkland.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

Sunday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Protectors Semi-Annual Meeting
Join Protectors at the Zoo, for a joint program, focusing on the wildlife of our Island parks. Come learn more about how our habitats are uniquely suited to the furry, feathered and scaly creatures that share this small island with us. Come away with a better appreciation for the work that Protectors and the Staten Island Zoo does each and every day. Please call Hillel Lofaso at (718) 751-6629. The Staten Island Zoo is located at 614 Broadway.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00am
Alley Pond Park
Meet at 76th St. parking lot.
Leader: Eric Miller (917-279-7530, snakebird10 [AT] aol.com)


Staten Island Museum
Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9:00-11:00am
Early Migrants at Conference House Park
Meet in Visitor Center parking lot at western end of Hylan Blvd.
Weekend Ecology Walks offered by the Nature Section
FREE monthly walks! Enjoy the beauty & ecology of Staten Island. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring binoculars if possible.
To register and confirm meeting places call Seth Wollney at (718) 483-7105.



Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
A weekly Ranger-led birding walk of the Salt Marsh Nature Trail.
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day
11:30 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, raccoons,…
Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In Bloom Series: Part I - Early Bloomers
11:00 a.m.
As the days become longer and warmer, the early spring wildflowers are starting to emerge.…
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Hunter Island Hike
1:00 p.m.
Discover the diversity of habitats on Hunter Island: salt marshes, forests, and open fields.
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Trees in the City
2:00 p.m.
Trees are an important part of our everyday lives. You’ll be shocked at all the items…
Location: Clove Lakes Park Playground (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
Cost: Free

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