Monday, December 27, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, nature trips within NYC's 5 boroughs for the weekend of January 1st - 2nd, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, January 1

Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

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
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, January 2

Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
Sunday, January 2, 10 a.m.
Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

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.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Years "First" Day birding in Prospect Park
No registration required. Meet 9 am at Bartel Square park entrance (opposite Pavilion Movie Theater at 15th St and Prospect Park West / Southwest Avenues)
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh TEXT Message 347-622-3559 if necessary


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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, January 1, 2011, 11am – 1pm
New Year's Day Beachwalk
With the American Littoral Society.
Guides: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe.
Meet at Building #1 in Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, Queens.
Start out the New Year with a brisk hike on the beach. Visit the dunes, woods, and hawk watch platform. Afterwards, return to the Rockaway Artists' Alliance for complimentary cookies, cake, coffee, tea and champagne. Other walks at the same time at Jones Beach, Fire Island, and Sandy Hook, NJ.
No reservation necessary. For more information and directions contact Don Riepe at 718- 318-9344 or donriepe [AT] gmail.com. No limit. Free.
Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, Queens, NY


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
21st Annual Environmentalists’ New Year’s Day Walk: Great Kills Park to Crooke’s Point
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods and Natural Resources Protective Association are your hosts along with many other environmental groups including NYC Sierra Club, NYC Audubon and SI Museum. Take a half hour leisurely stroll of the beach to Crooke’s Point at gateway National Recreation Area. We expect many dozens of walkers. All are encouraged to join and share their past successes and goals for the year 2011. Many like to bring a treat to share with others. Meet at 12 noon at the main entrance parking area off Hylan Blvd. across from Buffalo St. From there we will carpool to the last beach house and walk half a mile to the point to celebrate the New Year with safe bubbly.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or Jim Scarcella at (718) 987-6037.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Early Birding at Marine Park
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

Walk the Mile
1:00 p.m.
Start your New Year off right: search for winter waterfowl on this walk to nearby Crocheron...
Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter Waterfowl
10:00 a.m.
Larn interesting facts about the geat variety of ducks and other birds that spend their...
Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Animal Tracking
12:00 p.m.
Animals leave behind different signs of their whereabouts, from scat to tracks.  Learn...
Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Winter Plant I.D.
1:00 p.m.
Just because the learve aregone doesn't mean you can't identify plants! Learn to use...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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