Monday, February 14, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of February 19th - 20th, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, February 19, 2011

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 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.

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, February 19, 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, February 19, 2011, 8:00am – 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 Cortlandt 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, February 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hourglass Pond at High Rock
Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock. If you come late, follow the Yellow Trail north (past Loosestrife Swamp away from the Nevada Entrance) to Hourglass Pond where we will be removing invasive trees and vines. If you don't have your own, Protectors will supply gloves and pruners (& refreshments). After a two hour work session (our 176th consecutive monthly workshop), we will take a short walk over nearby trails.
For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718) 667-1393.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Van Cortlandt Birding Walks: "Peter-Peter"
8:00 a.m.
If you imitate this call of the tufted titmouse, he may think you're a rival in his...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

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

Winter Waterfowl
10:00 a.m.
Observe the hardy birds that spend their winter in Brooklyn.
Location: Wollman Rink and Flower Garden (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Winter Wildlife Walk
11:00 a.m.
Search for the diverse creatures that winter in the park on a brisk walk through the forest.
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Astronomy Club
6:00 p.m.
Gaze at the heavens through our high-powered telescope as we identify constellations,...
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Eagle Watch
8:00 a.m.
Majestic eagles soar above the tree tops and search for fish in the Hudson River. Bring...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Early Birding at Forest Park
8:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for early morning birding at Forest Park.
Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Making Tracks
11:00 a.m.
Learn how to identify and locate animal tracks found in and around woodland areas....
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Cost: Free

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