Monday, June 07, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of June 12th - 13th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, June 12, 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, June 13, 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, June 12, 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.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Central Park Nature Walk
Leader: Sarah Elliott
No Registration.
Meet at Boathouse at 9:30 a.m.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, June 12, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Old Mill Road
Park at the end of Old Mill Road, behind the church. We'll stroll along the multi-use trail overlooking the marshes and return along the Blue Trail. We are surrounded by beautiful, old woodlands as well as newly grown stands of cottonwoods and other pioneer plants. We’ll see the flow of the famous Hessian Spring as it crosses the road and view Fresh Kills estuary.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327.

Sunday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Blooms and Boughs; Where the Butterfly Grows
Join Cliff Hagen as he identifies the many butterflies that inhabit Blue Heron Park through the summer. Blue Heron Park, her gardens, woodlands and wetlands, hosts dozens of species of skippers, brushfoots and anglewings. Migrating butterflies like the Red Admiral and American Lady mingle with local breeders like Tiger Swallowtails and Zabulons. To experience the fanfare meet in the Poillon Ave. parking lot of Blue Heron Park.
For directions or information contact Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

Sunday, June 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Mt. Loretto and Beyond
This is a great new purchase by New York State DEC. Explore these beautiful woodlands’ extensive American Beech, Oak and Sweet Gum forest with naturalist and photographer Sandra Mechanic. Meet at the corner of Bartow and Richard Avenues off Hylan Blvd. across from Mt. Loretto Unique Area. Bring beverage, camera and binoculars. Ask a friend to come with you to explore more beautiful vistas within S.I.
Registration is required.
Phone Sandra Mechanic at (718) 967-1037.


Staten Island Museum
Sunday, June 13, 11:00am- 3:00pm
NatureFest 2010 - Great Kills Park
Celebrate the UN’s Year of BioDiversity with this FREE celebration of Staten Island’s natural history for nature lovers of all ages, sizes, and plumages. Activities and crafts on topics including recycling and composting, Fresh Kills Park, migratory birds, geology, Lenape Indians, dragonflies, pond life, reptiles, and guided nature walks!
For more information call Seth at (718) 483-7105

Sunday, June 13, 8:00-10:00am
Great Kills Salt Flats
Meet in Parking Lot A along Buffalo St.
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, June 12, 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: Camouflage
9:00 a.m.
Camo, or cryptic coloration as it's called in ornithology, makes it harder for predator or...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Ancient Remedies
11:00 a.m.
Through the time many different cultures have relied on herbal medicine. Learn about...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Marsh Ecology
11:00 a.m.
Walk through the Salt Marsh to learn about our special salt marsh grasses.
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Birding for KidsTree's Company
1:00 p.m.
Investigate the importance of trees in our neighborhood. Learn about the different...
Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Incredible Insects
2:00 p.m.
What vital role do insect play in the natural world? Hike with us through the woods...
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Prehistoric Romance
8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and the National Park Rangers as we observe...
Location: Plumb Beach Comfort Station, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are
11:00 a.m.
Learn what creatures live in our very own backyard.
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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