Monday, May 30, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of June 4th - June 5th, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, June 4, 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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Morning Bird Walk: Local Nesters
Meet the amazing local birds raising families in Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature
Free

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

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, June 4, 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

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday June 4, 2011
Doodletown Trail, Harriman State Park, NY
Trip Leader: Tom Preston
Focus: Breeding birds
Car Fee: $30.00
Registrar: Joann Segreto, email jocrochet [AT] optonline.net or cell 718-344-8420 before 10:00 p.m.
Registration period: May 24th-June 2nd
http://www.rocklandaudubon.org/doodletown.htm

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 7:30am – 9:30am
Prospect Park Members-only Walk with Peter Joost
Meet at the entrance to Prospect Park across from Grand Army Plaza. Join NYC Audubon Board Member Peter Joost as he searches Prospect Park for breeding residents and late migrants. Limited to 20. Contact Emily Loffredo at eloffredo [AT] nycaudubon.org to register.

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunset Eco-Cruises to Harbor Heron Islands
Guide: Gabriel Willow With New York Water Taxi Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17. Experience the wonders of New York's famous harbor at sunset and see some of the three thousand herons, egrets, and ibis nesting on islands around the harbor. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969. Limited to 100. $35 for adults, $25 for children under 12.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
High Rock Park
The woodlands of the Greenbelt are a rich environment for migrant and breeding birds and one of the best ways to experience those birds is to share them with Howie Fischer. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound with naturalist Howie Fischer. Search for signs of breeding species and identify the late spring migrants as they fly north.
For more information call Howie Fischer at (718) 981-4002.

Saturday, June 4, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Long Pond Park
From reptiles and amphibians to birds and mammals, we’ll look for signs of animal life during this one and a half mile hike to through the woodlands of Long Pond Park. In addition evidence of the geologic history and human influence on the park will be observed. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about 3 blocks NW of Hylan Blvd.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Early Birding Walk at Van Cortlandt Park
8:00 a.m.
Spring is back and so are our fine-feathered friends! Let's search for birds on a leisurely...
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

Vigorous Hike: National Trails Day
10:00 a.m.
We are honoring National Trails Day by hitting the beautiful trails of Cunningham Park.
Location: Cunningham Park - Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Light Hike: Seton Falls
1:00 p.m.
Newly renovated Seton Falls Park is one of the borough's Forever Wild parks. Enjoy...
Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Evening Hike
8:00 p.m.
Search for owls, skunks, raccoons, bats, and other noturnal creatures that inhabit the park.
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring Tide Lovers
10:00 a.m.
On spring nights, horseshoe crabs return to the shores of Twin Island to mate. Early...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park-Orchard Beach), Bronx
Cost: Free

The Birds and the Bees
10:00 a.m.
Learn about the intricate role that birds and bees play in flower pollination, seed...
Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Basic Canoeing
11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a wonderful aquatic experience for canoers at all levels of...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

D-Day White Island Landing
12:00 p.m.
Canoe down Gerritsen Creek to take a look at the current restoration project and...
Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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