Monday, October 17, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of October 22nd - October 23rd, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, October 22, 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.

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 8 a.m.
Discover Tour
Every 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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Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1pm – 5pm
Canoe on Gowanus Canal
Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues www.gowanuscanal.org
Unless otherwise noted, Gowanus canoeing events depart from 2nd St. near Bond St.
Directions to 2nd St. Canal Launch Site: Take the F Line or G Line to Carroll Street - exit to front of Bklyn-bound train and walk three blocks down 2nd Street to the Canal (away from Smith St). For a calender of walk-up canoeing events at each location Click Here

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, October 22, 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
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:30am – 10:30am
StarrTrips in Central Park
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings in Central Park, Saturday, August 20 – Saturday, October 29 Join Starr Saphir for bird watching in Central Park. On Mondays and Wednesdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 81st and Central Park West (SE corner). On Tuesdays, meet at 9am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). On Saturdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). All Starr Trips are non-smoking. No registration necessary. For more information, call Starr at 917-306-3808. $8 ($4 for full time students)

Saturday, October 22, 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.

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Staten Island Museum
October 23, 2011
Nature Photography Walk - Wolfe's Pond Park
Capture the colors of fall on film (or digitally) with the guidance of the Museum's own nature photographer, Seth Wollney. Bring along a camera, an adventurous spirit and a love of nature.
Meet in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park.
To register, call Seth Wollney at 718-483-7105.
FREE.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Family Birding
11:00 a.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world....
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Starfest 2011 with the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the...
Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nature Photography: Fall Foliage
11:00 a.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Nature Photography: Fall Foliage
2:00 p.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

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