Monday, July 19, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local birdwatching/nature trips for the weekend of July 24th - 25th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, July 24, 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, July 25, 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, July 24, 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
Friday, July, 23, 2010, 8:00pm
Prospect Park Bat Walk
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration.
Meet at 9th St. & Prospect Park West (near F Train station at 7th Avenue & 9th St.) at 7:45 p.m.
NOTE EVENING START.
Public transportation.


Littoral Society
Saturday, July 24, 2010
NYC Audubon Kayaking Jamaica Bay
A beginner's tour of Jamaica Bay given by Sebago Canoe Club members in Paerdegat Basin, Brooklyn.
Naturalist: Don Riepe.
For info call NYCA: (212) 691-7483


New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, July 25, 9-11am
Shorebird & Butterfly Walk at Jamaica Bay
Guide: Don Riepe
In partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Hike around the ponds and gardens during shorebird migration. Limited to 35.
Free.
For more information or to register, contact Don Riepe at 718-318-9344 or driepe@nyc.rr.com.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Long Pond Park
We will look for evidence of animal life, especially deer, raccoons and other mammals in the summer woodlands surrounding Long Pond. We’ll also look for the bird life, examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use of the area during the unhurried stroll through about one and a half miles of the park. Meet at P.S. 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about three blocks NW of Hylan Blvd.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
North Mt. Loretto Woods
This is a great new purchase by the New York State DEC. Explore these beautiful woodlands' extensive American Beech, Oak and Sweet Gum forest with naturalist/photographer Sandra Mechanic. Meet at the corner of Bartow and Richard Avenue off Hylan Blvd. across from Mt. Loretto Unique Area. Bring bug spray and beverage.
For more information contact Sandra at (718) 967-1037.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bird Club: Food Preferences
9:00 a.m.
Who eats what and why depends largely on their serving utensil -- their beak!
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Basic Canoeing
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This quiet salt marsh is perfect place to learn the basics of canoeing. Bring water, ...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

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

Basic Canoeing
11:00 a.m.
Learn the basic of canoeing so you can sign up for one of our advanced programs later in ...
Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoe the Lullwater
11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a day of canoeing on the beautiful Lullwater to The Lake and back. Enjoy creekside ...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Bugs Away!
1:00 p.m.
Enjoy observing the graceful moves of aquatic bugs dancing on the Meer, followed by a walk ...
Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

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

Seashore Safari
2:00 p.m.
Come enjoy the mid-day warmth and explore the “wild” side of Orchard Beach. We ...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Orchard Beach), Bronx
Cost: Free

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Adventure Hike
9:00 a.m.
Come explore the beauty of Inwood, and its wonderful wildlfe, on this early morning ...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Birding
10:00 a.m.
Calling all bird enthusiasts! Whether it is your first time or you are an avid birder, come ...
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Living Log
11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder why we leave fallen logs on the forest floor? We’ll turn over a few and ...
Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Life in Lake
11:00 a.m.
Dragonflies scour the surface in search of food, while fish patrol the underwater world. ...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoe the Meer
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
A fun-filled day of canoeing and water safety. Bring water, sunscreen, and a ...
Location: The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

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

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