Monday, March 05, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of March 10, 2012 - March 11, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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, March 11, 2012, 10 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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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday March 10, 2012
Prospect Park
Meet 8 am at 9th Street Lafayette Statue --Prospect Park West Ave park entrance
Meeting spot image: http://tinyurl.com/ProsparkLafayette
Trip Leader: Gil Schrank
Focus: late winter species, sparrows, raptors, ducks, returning migrants
Note: nearest train is "F" line to 7th Avenue. Or walk ½ mile west from Grand Army Plaza train stops.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Alan Messer
No registration. Meet at Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m.
Public transportation.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Coney Island Pier to Coney Island Creek
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Irene Warschauer (iwarshauer [AT] aol.com)
Registration opens Monday 2/20. Public transportation.
Note: this trip is approximately a four mile walk

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 10, 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, March 10, 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, March 10, 2012, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Shore Beach Walk
Be ready to do a lot of walking on sand. We will meet at the Conference House Pavilion at the end of Hylan Blvd and walk the beach to Mount Loretto. Expect to find a variety of seashells and other evidence of marine and inter-tidal life as well as flotsam and jetsam of human activities.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

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Staten Island Museum
Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:00am – 11:00am
Eco Walk: Early Spring at Willowbrook Park
Location: Willowbrook Park, 1 Eton Place, Staten Island, NY 10314
Free Admission.
Migrating birds and early spring vegetation will be flourishing. Meet in the parking lot adjoining the Archery Range. Wear boots, and be prepared to walk.
For more information call Seth Wollney at 718.483.7105.
View Map

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 10, 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!

Nature Exploration (Light)
11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: River Run Playground (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
Free!

Nature Exploration
11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
Free!

Wilderness Survival
1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your...
Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
Free!

Nature Photography: Winter Wildlife
1:00 p.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Free!

The Night Sky
7:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Free!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birding at Wave Hill
9:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and...
Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

Nature Photography: Winter Wildlife
11:00 a.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
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: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
Free!

Fitness Hike (Vigorous)
1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Free!

Garden and Conservatory Walk at Wave Hill
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the...
Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

Astronomy
7:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the...
Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
Free!

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