Monday, October 25, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local nature trips for the weekend of October 30th - 31st, 2010:

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


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, October 30, 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


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 8am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Club
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers. With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Urban Park Rangers. Meet at Van Cortland Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
For more information, please call 718-548-0912.
No registration necessary. No limit. Free.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mount Loretto
Come join Howie Fischer for a walk through the grasslands of Mount Loretto as he searches for late season migrants in the fields and wetlands. At this time of the year, we may see a variety of waterfowl and some raptors as well as the early wintering birds that start to arrive in late October. Meet in the Hylan Blvd. parking lot across from the CYO Center. Please bring binoculars and be prepared for some wet trails along the way.
For more information call Howie Fischer at 718-981-4002.

Saturday, October 30, 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

36th Annual Fall Ten Mile Walk of the SI Greenbelt (Pouch Camp)
Enjoy walking ten, moderate miles at a comfortable pace to see wonderful vistas, beautiful, fall woodlands and hear the latest information about the imperiled Pouch Camp property. The walk will boarder the property and discussion will focus on what PPOW members and the public can do to support the preservation and conservation of the 143 acres of colorful woodlands. Meet at the corner of Renwick Avenue and Staten Island Blvd., underneath the SI Expressway. Bring lunch, a beverage and sturdy walking shoes.
For more information call Dominick Durso at 718-967-0379 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393.

Saturday, October 30, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Old Mill Road
We'll stroll along Old Mill Road, a newly designed multi-use trail, next to Fresh Kills, below the hills of Latourette Golf Course and return along the Blue Trail. We will be surrounded by beautiful, old woodlands as well as newly grown stands of cottonwoods and other pioneer plants. We will see the flow of the famous Hessian Spring as it crosses the road and view Fresh Kills estuary. Parking can be found at the end of Old Mill Road behind St. Andrew’s Church in Richmondtown.
For more information call Clay Wollney at (718)869-6327.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Early Birding
8:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for early morning birding at Marine Park.
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Nature Journaling: Salt Marsh in Autumn
1:00 p.m.
Experience the marsh in autumn and document your discoveries in this tour of the newly...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Denizens of the Dark
6:00 p.m.
Search for owls, raccoons, and other denizens of the dark on this after-hours visit. Bring...
Location: Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Creepy Crawly Creatures
12:00 p.m.
Learn the myths and facts about creepy crawly creatures.
Location: Dekalb Lawn (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Fall Foliage Photography 101
1:00 p.m.
Bring your digital camera and learn how to record the rich fall colors.
Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
Cost: Free

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