Monday, February 28, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of March 5th - 6th, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore
Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m.
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, March 5, 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


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Prospect Park
Meet 8 am at Grand Army Plaza entrance (Stranahan Statue)
Focus: late winter species, sparrows, raptors, ducks, returning migrants
Trip Leader: Eddie Davis


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Brooklyn/Queens Gull Workshop [New]
Leader: Shane Blodgett
Registrar: Lenore Swenson (212-533-9567)
Registration opens Monday 2/21. Ride: $15.


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Park
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, March 5, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Page Avenue Beach and Woods
After an examination of the beach geology and the flotsam and jetsam accumulated at the high tide line we will move inland to explore the woodlands above the beach. Besides the wildlife we’ll be looking for old foundations and evidence of human occupation from the past few centuries. Dress sturdily including water-proof footwear and warm clothes.
For more information call Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Van Cortlandt Birding Walks: Eagle Eyes
8:00 a.m.
Human eyesight pales in comparison to that of birds. Before we go for our walk, we'll...
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

Geology of Manhattan
12:00 p.m.
Inwood Hill Park is a fantastic location to study the geology and natural history of...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Orienteering at Forest Park
12:00 p.m.
Learn navigation with a map and compass. You'll never get lost in the woods!...
Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Animal Tracking
10:00 a.m.
Animals leave behind different signs of their whereabouts, from scats to tracks. ...
Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Marine Mammal Watch
11:00 a.m.
The beach may be empty of all its human swimmers, but don't forget about the seals, whales,...
Location: Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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