Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of January 28, 2012 - January 29, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, February 4, 2012

Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Free Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Introduction to Birdwatching

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 10 a.m.
Early Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
Free See the birds that call the Park home all winter. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature! Morning Bird Walk

Discover Tour
Every Sunday, 3 p.m.
Free Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Prospect Park
Meet 8:00 am at Grand Army Plaza entrance (Stranahan Statue)
Trip Leader: TBA
Focus: winter species, raptors, waterfowl

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, February 4, 2012
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, February 4, 2012, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk
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 residents and 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Long Pond Park
Evidence of animal life as well geologic history and human influence will be observed as we take an unhurried stroll on a one and a half mile walk through Long Pond Park. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue, about 3 blocks northwest of Hylan Blvd.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Super Bowl Owl Prowl at Pouch Camp
Join owl enthusiast, Cliff Hagen, for the 3rd annual Super Bowl Owl Prowl, a chance to seek out, listen to and possibly watch our nocturnal neighbors of Pouch Camp. Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock Park. Though flashlights are not necessary, they are acceptable.
For more details call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 4, 2012

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

Removal of Invasive Bittersweet at Van Cortlandt Park
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center to help remove bittersweet, an invasive...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free

Wilderness Survival
11:00 a.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free

Birding: Winter Birds
1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Free


The Night Sky
6:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the...
Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfes Pond Park), Staten Island
Free

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wilderness Survival
12:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your...
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
Free

Animal Tracks Exploration
1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Free

Nature Exploration: Hunter Island (Moderate)
1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park-Orchard Beach), Bronx
Free

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