Monday, August 20, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of August 25, 2012 - August 26, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Sunday, August 26, 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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Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, August 25, 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 25, 2012
Jamaica Bay Roving Butterfly Trip
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Lenore Swenson
Registration opens Monday 8/13.
Ride: $15.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, August 25, 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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Littoral Society
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Annual SHOREBIRD FESTIVAL at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Contact: Don Riepe - donriepe [AT] gmail.com
Free *( donation requested)

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, August 25, 2012, 7:30am – 10:30am
StarrTrips in Central Park
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings in Central Park, Saturday, August 20 – Saturday, October 29 Join Starr Saphir for bird watching in Central Park. On Mondays and Wednesdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 81st and Central Park West (SE corner). On Tuesdays, meet at 9am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). On Saturdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). All Starr Trips are non-smoking. No registration necessary. For more information, call Starr at 917-306-3808. $8 ($4 for full time students)

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Guides and Speakers: Don Riepe, Lloyd Spitalnik, John Rowden, Kevin Karlson Join us at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the 7th Annual Shorebird Festival. Learn about shorebird biology, behavior and identification. The program is free and open to the public on a reservation basis. Click here to learn more.

Saturday, August 25, 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)
Sunday, August 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hike with Mike North Mount Loretto State Forest
Join historian and naturalist Mike Shanley on a walk through North Mount Loretto State Forest. Mike will be discussing the history of the area while searching for birds and other wildlife. Meet at the North Mount Loretto State Forest DEC parking lot on Amboy Road in Richmond Valley.
For more information call Mike Shanley at 917-753-7155.

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Studies in the Greenbelt: Summer in the Greenbelt
We will explore the Greenbelt including parts of Pouch Camp to observe all the different plants and animals of a unique woodland and its meadows, streams and ponds. Be sure to bring beverage, binoculars and field guides. Meet at the Greta Moulton Gate at the top of Nevada Avenue. We go in all weather.
For more information call Hillel Lofaso at 718-477-0545.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Birding
8:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free!

Birding
1:00 p.m.
Explore the amazing abundance of wildlifewith us at the Broad Channel American Ball Fields....
Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens
Free!

Birding
1:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance...
Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 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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