Monday, June 27, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of July 2nd - July 3rd, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, July 2, 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.

Eagle as Icon
Saturday, July 2 - Sunday, July 4, 1 - 3 p.m.
Known as a symbol of strength, courage, and pride, the eagle is one of our country’s most recognizable icons.

Macy's Fishing Clinics
Saturdays in July and August, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Learn how to fish at Prospect Park!

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Morning Bird Walk: Taking Wing
Sunday, July 3, 8 a.m.
Meet the amazing local birds raising families in Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

Eagle as Icon
Saturday, July 2 - Sunday, July 4, 1 - 3 p.m.
Known as a symbol of strength, courage, and pride, the eagle is one of our country’s most recognizable icons.

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, July 2, 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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New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, July 3, 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. Register with New York Water Taxi online by clicking here, or by phone 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, July 2, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Mount Loretto
The morning’s focus will be on the breeding birds that may be present in the fields and hedgerow such as Willow Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole and any other surprises that may be present. Meet in the parking lot on Hylan Blvd. It may be early in the morning, but the birds will be singing before the heat of the day. We need to listen for their songs and call notes as we wander the trails.
For more information call Howie Fischer at (718) 981-4002.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 2, 2011

Birding
8:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Birding
8:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Family Camping
6:00 p.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our...
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Family Camping
6:00 p.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our...
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

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