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Monday, March 12, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of March 17, 2012 - March 18, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, March 17, 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 18, 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.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 17, 2012
"A Mystery Trip"
Trip Leader: Steve Nanz
Car Fee: between $20.00 -$25.00 depending on location(s) decided
Registrar: Heidi Nanz email heidi.steiner [AT] or call before 8 PM (718) 369-2116
Registration period: March 6th- March 15th
Focus: Winter species passage, early spring migrants, waterfowl, whatever species determined by leader's selected locations
Note: This trip's location or additional sites will be determined by Steve during the week based on the latest internet Listserves and Rare Bird Alert reports.


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 17, 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


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, March 17, 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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10am – 2pm
Beginning Birding Field Trip: Jamaica Bay
Classes: Mondays, March 12 and March 19, 6:30-8:30pm Trips: Saturday, March 17, 10am-2pm (Jamaica Bay) and Saturday, March 24, 8-11am (Central Park) Instructor: Starr Saphir Learn to identify the birds that migrate northwards through New York City from Central and South America. Includes two classes and two trips—one to Central Park to see vireos, warblers, and tanagers, and one to Jamaica Bay to see herons, egrets, and shorebirds. Limited to 13. $85 for package of 2 trips and 2 classes. Click here to register


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Forest Restoration Workshop between Moses Mountain and SeaView
Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock Park. If you come late, walk to the first bend of the entry road, follow the Yellow Trail past Moses Mountain and take the unmarked trail to the right toward SeaView where we will be removing plants and cutting alien vines. If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply tools, gloves and refreshments. After a two hour work session (our 189th consecutive monthly 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.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 17, 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

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes
1:00 p.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

Fitness Hike (Vigorous)
1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

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: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfes Pond Park), Staten Island

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nature Exploration (Light)
11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

Exploring Clouds
1:00 p.m.
Is our unusual weather part of a natural pattern, or are we experiencing a global change?...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

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

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