Monday, July 26, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of July 31 - August 1, 2010:


Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, July 31, 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, August 1, 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 31, 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.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 31, 2010

Van Cortlandt Bird Club: Fledgling Time
9:00 a.m.
Search for examples of babysitting or teachable moments with immature birds. For weekday...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Early Birding
9:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for early morning birding.
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Ancient Remedies
11:00 a.m.
Learn about some herbal remedies, as we walk through Crotona Park to look for the medicinal...
Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Living Log
11:00 a.m.
Investigate what living things call a log home.
Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Beautiful Bees
2:00 p.m.
Buzzzz around the park to experience the wide variety of winged wonders. You'll see honey...
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
A night of camping under the stars in Manhattan's largest backyard! Enjoy planned...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Family Camping
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Be part of the time-honored tradition of camping in the woods. Enjoy a barbecue cookout and...
Location: Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Stargazing
9:00 p.m.
Observe Mars, Venus, Saturn and other heavenly bodies with the Amateur Astronomers...
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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 hat. Life...
Location: The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Summer Wildflowers
11:00 a.m.
Some plants like it hot and thrive in New York City’s blistering summer. Learn about...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoe the Creek
11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a day on Gerritsen Creek as we canoe its sheltered waters in search of wading...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Backyard Birding for Kids
11:00 a.m.
Robins, blue jays and starlings are just some of the birds you will find in your own...
Location: Kissena Playground (in Kissena Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Mysterious Mushrooms and Treacherous Toadstools
2:00 p.m.
We'll trek in search of Witches' Butter, Scaly Tooth, Jack O'Lanterns, Turkey Tails, and...
Location: Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island
Cost: Free

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