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Monday, July 11, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of July 16th - July 17th, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, July 16, 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.

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 17, 2011
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, July 16, 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


Linnaean Society of New York
Friday, July 15, 2011
Prospect Park Bat Walk
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration. Meet at 9th St. & Prospect Park West (near F Train station at 7th Avenue & 9th St.) at
7:45 p.m. NOTE EVENING START. Public transportation.


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, July 16, 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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011, 10:00am – 11:15am
City of Water Day eco-cruise
Guide: Don Riepe With Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Meet at Circle Line Cruises, at Pier 83 in Manhattan (12th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets). As part of City of Water Day, a celebration of the waterways and harbors of New York City, NYC Audubon is offering a special eco-cruise past Hoffman and Swinburne Islands exploring the natural history of the area. The tour leaves from Pier 83 in Manhattan and ends at Governor's Island. Limited to 150. Free; registration required. Click here to learn more.

Sunday, July 17, 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.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Forest Restoration Workshop at Egbertville Ravine
Meet at the side of Meisner Ave. (toward the Eger Home) close to the intersection of Meisner and Rockland. We will follow the White Trail south to Nevada Avenue and uproot Multi-flora Rose, Oriental Bittersweet and; perhaps, Garlic-Mustard. If you don't have your own, Protectors will supply gloves, loppers and pruners (& refreshments). After a two hour work session (our 181st 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 for more information.

Sunday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clay Pit Pond Park
This ecological wonderland hosts a variety of habitats. And among the woodlands and native flowers we will search for dozens of butterflies utilizing the park’s flowers, trees and shrubs. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 16, 2011

Basic Canoeing
11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Few truly unique experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The...
Location: The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Basic Canoeing
12:00 p.m.
Few truly unique experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The...
Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seining the Shores
2:00 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world....
Location: South Beach, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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