Monday, May 24, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of May 29th-30th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, May 29, 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 30, 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, May 29, 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.


Littoral Society
May 29, 2010 2:00PM -– 5:00PM
Jamaica Bay Ecology Cruise
Join us a for a 3-hour narrated cruise along the backwater marshes of Jamaica Bay aboard the 2-deck boat the Golden Sunshine out of Pier 2, Sheepshead Bay.
Cost: $45 includes guides, wine & cheese, fruit, drink, snacks.
Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe.
To reserve send check to American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.
For more information, call (718) 318-9344. E-mail: driepe [AT] nyc.rr.com

May 30, 2010
Red Knots & Horseshoe Crabs at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Meet 10am at the refuge visitor center then drive ( car pool) to the North Channel Bridge to view the horseshoe crabs and shorebirds.
Leaders: Andrew Baksh, Don Riepe. Bring lunch, binoculars.
Call (718) 318-9344; E-mail: driepe [AT] nyc.rr.com
Cost: FREE


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 29, 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 Bird Club: Nest Building
9:00 a.m.
If that's not spaghetti hanging from that bird's beak, what is it?! For weekday bird walks...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: FREE

Invasive Investigation
11:00 a.m.
Learn the important of native plants and animals and the cost we pay for having the...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: FREE

Red-tailed Hawk Nest Watch
12:00 p.m.
Take a glimpse into the magnificent nest of the resident red-tailed hawks of Inwood Hill...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: FREE

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Early Birding
10:00 a.m.
Along with the temperatures, migration season is heating up! Join us as we welcome...
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Cost: FREE

Spring Tide Lovers
10:00 a.m.
On moonlit nights horseshoe crabs return to the shores of Twin Island to mate. Marvel...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: FREE

Advanced Highbridge Hiking
11:00 a.m.
Traverse the hidden trails of Highbridge. Take in fabulous views of Morris Jumel...
Location: Highbridge Park, Manhattan
Cost: FREE

Flower Power
11:00 a.m.
Why are wildflowers beautiful? Why do they smell so great? Bring a magnifying...
Location: Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island
Cost: FREE

Orienteering
11:00 a.m.
You'll never get lost in the woods! Learn navigation with a map and compass...
Location: Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Cost: FREE

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