Monday, April 26, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of May 1st-2nd, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, May 1, 2010Introduction 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, May 2, 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.

Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants
Sunday, May 2, 8 a.m.
Meet the amazing birds who use the Park as a migratory layover on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, May 1, 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, May 1, 2010
Prospect Park
Meet 7 am at Grand Army Plaza entrance (Stranahan Statue)
Trip Leader: Tom Stephenson

Sunday, May 2, 2010
Green-Wood Cemetery
Meet 8 AM at the 5th Ave and 25th Street main entrance
Trip Leader: Paul Keim
Note: nearest subway is the "R" line, 25th Street, and walk south one block


Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Forest Park
Leader & Registrar: Lenore Swenson
Registration opens Monday 4/19. Public transportation.


Littoral Society
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Sterling Forest Warblers
Meet 9am at the NYC Audubon office bldg. ( 71 West 23 Street, Manhattan) and travel by bus ( 1 hour) up to Sterling Forest Preserve, Tuxedo, NY. We'll hike about 3.5 miles around a lake and look for beautiful warblers including hooded, blue-winged, golden-winged, and cerulean. Bring lunch, binoculars.
Leaders: Andrew Baksh, Don Riepe, John Yrizarry. Cost: $65.
For reservations, call NYC Audubon (212) 691-7483.


Staten Island Museum
S.I. Dragonfly Atlas
Become a part of the Museum’s very own Citizen-Science project studying dragonflies. Attend a walk, learn how to identify dragonflies, then get out on your own and submit your observations online! All walks and talks are FREE! Call Seth Wollney at (718)483-7105.
May 2, 11:00am-1:00pm
Wolfe’ Pond Park
This walk will focus on dragonflies that fly early in the season. We will be capturing dragonflies for a close up inspection. Meet in the main parking lot near the Parks Dept Field House.

Weekend Ecology Walks
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.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 8:30-10:00am
Clay Pits Pond State Park Preserve
Meet at the Interruptive Center, 2351 Veteran’s Road West


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 1, 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

Van Cortlandt Birding Club: Multi-borough Tour
9:00 a.m.
Birds don’t stay in one borough and neither will we! This tour will cover parks in...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Spring Migration
10:00 a.m.
Central Park looks like an oasis to the song birds that are migrating overhead. Come...
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Fresh Kills Tours
10:00 a.m.
Witness the dramatic transformation, as well as the turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and...
Location: Freshkills Park/William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Insect Infants
11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder how insects "grow up" or where they are born? We'll talk about...
Location: Wollman Rink ; Flower Garden (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Advanced Hiking
12:00 p.m.
Visit the red-tailed hawk nest, explore the Indian caves and enjoy the beautiful views of...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Fresh Kills Tours
1:00 p.m.
Witness the dramatic transformation, as well as the turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and...
Location: Freshkills Park/William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Early Birding
8:00 a.m.
Look for woodpeckers, waterfowl, raptors and much more.
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Spring Migration Watch
11:00 a.m.
Walk to Look Out Hill in search of our feathered friends returning from winter...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Canoeing Basics
11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Explore the tranquility of Wolf's Pond while getting to know nature. Let's look for...
Location: Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Plight of the Plover
12:00 p.m.
Learn about the trails and tribulations that the piping plover, a tiny endangered...
Location: Beach 44th Street Playground, Queens
Cost: Free

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