Monday, November 01, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, nature trips within New York City's 5 boroughs for the weekend of November 6th - 7th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, November 6, 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, November 7, 2010, 10 a.m.
Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends
Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 6, 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, November 6, 2010
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Pearl Broder
Registration opens Monday 10/25
Ride: $15.


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 8am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
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)
Sunday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bucks Hollow in the Greenbelt
Walk the Greenbelt with Howie Fischer as he works to identify the birds of the area. Trails may be wet or muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Persimmons may be ripe in the Buttonbush wetland. We will search for late fall migrants, woodpeckers and some of the other resident bird species. Please bring a pair of binoculars and walking shoes. Meet on Meisner Avenue near the intersection of Rockland Avenue. Park on the hill leading to Eger Nursing Home.
For more information call Howie Fischer at 718-981-4002.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Van Cortlandt Bird Club: The Woodpeckers
8:00 a.m.
Try to find all three kinds in park -- downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers. If you...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

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

Fall Migration
11:00 a.m.
It’s that time of year again—many birds are heading south in preparation for...
Location: 223rd Street & 148th Avenue (in Idlewild Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Fall Foliage at Crocheron Park
11:00 a.m.
Visit Crocheron Park in search of colorful remainders from fall foliage season. A mix of...
Location: Parking Lot, intersection of 33rd Avenue and 214th Place (in Crocheron Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Hike the Midwood
1:00 p.m.
Discover the beauty of the Midwood section of Prospect Park and learn about its wildlife as...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Fairy House Walk
1:00 p.m.
Take a magical walk through the Central Park Ramble woods and explore some of the smaller...
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lenape Lives Along the Creek
1:00 p.m.
Explore the world of the Lenape people who first called the area of Marine Park home....
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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