Monday, December 20, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's 5 boroughs for the weekend of December 25th - 26th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Winter in the Wild
Daily, December 26 - January 2, 1-3 p.m.
Where do squirrels get their food during the cold winter months? How do birds stay warm in a blizzard? Find out the answers to these and other questions the Audubon Nature Center.

Discover Tour: Winter Tree ID
December 26, 3 p.m.
Venture into the Ravine and learn to identify trees without the benefit of using their leaves as field marks. Co-sponsored by the Urban Park Rangers.


Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count
This year's count will be held on SUNDAY, December 26, 2010. If you plan to join us on the count, please call me or the appropriate regional leader listed here. If any of the area leaders cannot continue as leader give me a call. This year's participation fee will remain at $5.00 for participants.

The compilation dinner will be at the Lenoir Nature Center, 19 Dudley Street in Yonkers. The cost is only $10 and we'll have a great selection of hot food and fabulous homemade desserts by the great bakers from the Hudson River Audubon Society. The center will be open by 4:30 PM for those who need a place to meet and total up your birds or just warm up. The food and count down will begin at 6:00 PM or when the groups have their numbers ready.


New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, December 26, 2010, 9:30am – 11:30am
Nature in the Garden Discovery Walk
Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and gardens and discover the world of insects, flowers, trees, birds and their fascinating habitats on this naturalist-led walk, offered jointly by Wave Hill and NYC Audubon. Ideal for ages 5 and up and their curious adult companions. Rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Space is limited; advanced registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit or by calling 718.549.3200 x305.
Fee: Free for Wave Hill Members/Non-members $5.
Free for NYC Audubon Members with 2-for-1 admission to the grounds.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 25, 2010

Winter Wonderland
10:00 a.m.
Take a leisurely stroll on a festive afternoon in search of winter wildlife. You...
Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Duck, Duck, Goose
11:00 a.m.
As the weather gets cold, the birding gets hot. Search for the ducks and geese that think...
Location: Parking lot on Baisley Boulevard and 155 Street (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Whoooo Said That?
1:00 p.m.
Winter is the best time to see wild owls in New York City so don’t miss this...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park-Orchard Beach), Bronx
Cost: Free

Holiday Health Hike
1:00 p.m.
Need to de-stress after all that holiday shopping? Take a brisk stroll with us through the woods.
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Discover Tour: Winter Tree I.D.
3:00 p.m.
Venture into the Ravine and learn to identify trees without the benefit of using their...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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