Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of December 31, 2011 - January 1, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Early Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
Sunday, January 1, 2012, 10 a.m.
Start the new year surrounded by nature!

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 31, 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
Sunday, January 1, 2012
New Years "First" Day birding in Prospect Park
Meet 9am at Bartel Square park entrance (opposite Pavilion Movie Theater at 15th St and Prospect Park West / Southwest Avenues)
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Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh TEXT Message 347-622-3559 if necessary

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New York City Audubon Society
Sun, January 1, 2012, 11am – 1pm
New Year's Day Beachwalk at Breezy Point
Guides: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe With Gateway National Recreation Area Meet at Building #1 in Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, Queens. Keep up the 30-year tradition by joining us for a brisk hike along the beach at Fort Tilden to celebrate the New Year. At noon, we'll signal across the bay to a group at Sandy Hook, then hike up to the hawk watch platform for a great view of the ocean and New York Harbor. Afterwards, we'll visit the Rockaway Artist's Alliance building for coffee, cake and free champagne. No reservation necessary. For more information contact Don Riepe at 718-318-9344 or donriepe [AT] gmail.com. No limit. Free

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, January 1, 2012 from noon till 2:00pm.
22nd Annual New Years Day Crooke's Point Walk
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods along with Natural Resources Protective Association are hosting the 22nd annual nature walk along Crooke's Point to greet the new year with friends and colleagues. Share your snack food of choice as we discuss current environmental issues and plan for the year to come. Meet in the main parking lot at the corner of Hylan Blvd. and Buffalo Street.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Bird Walks
8:00 a.m.
Focus on wildlife happenings in the park with NYC Audubon experts and the Urban Park...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
10:00 a.m.
Explore the Lullwater and Peninsula Nature Trails and discover the beautiful plumage and...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Free

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