Monday, May 10, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of May 15th - 16th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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 16, 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 15, 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 15, 2010
Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Mt. Prospect
Meet 9:20 am at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Eastern Parkway entrance.
Leader: Rusty Harold
Note: This walk celebrates the Garden's centennial. There is an admission fee unless you are a BBG member.

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Prospect Park Members' Walk
Meet 8am at Grand Army Plaza entrance (Stranahan Statue)
Note: This walk brings together members who will assume leadership as a group.


Littoral Society
May 15, 2010
Red Knots & Horseshoe Crabs at Plum Beach, Jamaica Bay
Meet 9am at parking lot in Plum Beach to look for mating horseshoe crabs and shorebirds.
Leaders: Andrew Baksh, Don Riepe.
Bring lunch, binoculars.
Call (718) 318-9344; E-mail: driepe@nyc.rr.com.
Cost: FREE.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It's My Park Day
For our 167th monthly Forest Restoration workshop, meet at the Administration Building at High Rock Park (follow the road into the park from the top of Nevada Avenue) to join with other volunteers taking part in It's My Park Day. New York City parks depend heavily on volunteers to keep their many acres planted and clean. As the “Borough of Parks” we have more to take care of than the others, and are proud of it! If you don't have your own, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation will provide gloves and equipment. NYC Parks would like you to RSVP to (718) 667-2165, but come along even if you don't call before.
For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036.

Saturday, May 15, 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
The Rail’s Tales
The tidal wetlands near the northwest corner of Staten Island are a refuge for a collection of nocturnal birds that migrate through and nest on Staten Island. The rails and herons, bitterns and moorhens of River Road squawk, cackle and coo through the night. A quiet walk along River Road will offer a chance to discern the sounds of the wetlands. Join Cliff Hagen as he alerts participants to the songs and calls of the moonlit marsh. The group will meet at the corner of Chelsea Road and River Road.
For directions or information contact Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, May 15, 2010 - All-day Special
Big Day
Compiler and Alley leader: Ian Resnick
Contact Area Leader: (718-631-9643, avian [AT] nyc.rr.com)


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Brooklyn Queens Birding Big Day Out
8:00 a.m.
Come on an all-day birding tour. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. …
Location: Wollman Rink; Flower Garden (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Van Cortlandt Bird Club: Bird Calls
9:00 a.m.
Caws, whistles and pee wees make up the chorus in the woods and helped give birds their…
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
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 Insanity
11:00 a.m.
Bug out! Learn what kinds of insects live in the park, check out our pet bugs, make…
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

A-Z Nature Hike
11:00 a.m.
Test your knowledge to see if you can find something to cover every letter fo the alphabet…
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Raptors: Masters of the Sky
12:00 p.m.
Explore the natural history, biology and ecology of birds of prey with a lecture and hawk…
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

On a Wing Family Festival
12:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Bring the entire family and enjoy a magical afternoon learning more about our feathered friends.
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Canoe the Lagoon
1:00 p.m.
Paddle through the sparkling blue waters and green marsh grasses of the Lagoon. First…
Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Nature Scavenger Hunt
1:00 p.m.
Kids put their wildlife investigation skills to the test as we use clues to find natures…
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Shrub Pruning Workshop
1:00 p.m.
Learn the finer points of prunning and tools of the trade.
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
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 16, 2010

Spring Migration
10:00 a.m.
Along with the temperatures, migration season is heating up! Welcome back our fine,…
Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Climb the Peaks of Central Park!
11:00 a.m.< href="http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2010/05/16/heather-garden-walk">Heather Garden Walk
12:00 p.m.
Stroll through the Heather Garden to find out what is in bloom and enjoy the beautiful…
Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wild about Wildflowers
1:00 p.m.
Hidden beneath Fort totten's history is a wondrous world of wildflowers. Come…
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Pond Ecology
2:00 p.m.
What animals can you find living in Spring Pond? Fish, frogs, turtles, oh my! …
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

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