Monday, August 13, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of August 18, 2012 - August 19, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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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Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, August 18, 10 am–3 pm. Depart Bylane at 8:45 am.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Tait Johansson
In case you couldn't make the first trip, here is another opportunity to experience the wonders of this "Birders' Mecca." Bring binoculars, lunch, sunscreen, plenty of cold drinks, and boots you don't mind getting muddy. (E-M)

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Sandpipers & Shorebirds peak
Car Pool fee: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird [AT] aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Note: High Tide is 10:19 am
Registration period: August 7th - August 16th

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Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 1pm – 5pm
Canoe on the Gowanus Canal
Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues www.gowanuscana​l.org

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, August 18, 2012
19th Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk At Jamaica Bay
Leader & Registrar: Sean Sime (sean [AT] seansime.com)
Registration opens Monday 8/1.
Public transportation.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, August 18, 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, August 18, 2012, 8am – 9:30pm
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, August 18, 2012, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Conference House Park Herb Garden
Meet with herbalist Gert Coleman in the Colonial Herb Garden at Conference House Park to identify herbs and learn their culinary, medicinal, household, and cultural uses throughout the years. Weather and time permitting, we will stroll through the park to identify “wild” herbs and other useful plants. Meet in the parking lot at the foot of Hylan Boulevard.
For more information call Gert Coleman at 718-356-9235.

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Restoration Workshop on the Red Trail in Buck’s Hollow
Meet at the side of Meisner Avenue (toward the Eger Home) close to the intersection of Meisner and Rockland. We will follow the Red Trail below the Golf Course into Buck’s Hollow where we will remove twining vines and perhaps uproot or weed-whip Japanese Stiltgrass. Protectors will supply tools, gloves and refreshments. After a two hour work session (our 194th 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.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Steve at (516) 987-8103.
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Birding
8:00 a.m.
Come birdwatching with Urban Park Rangers at Van Cortlandt Park! Birding programs are...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free!

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Hudson River Park Wild!
9:00 a.m.
Hudson River Park is bringing some attention to its vital role in creating one of the...
Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 40
Free!

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