Monday, October 29, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of November 3, 2012 - November 4, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 10 a.m.
Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends
Free! Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

Discover Tour
Sundays, 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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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Irene Warshauer (iwarshauer@aol.com)
Registration opens Monday 10/22. Ride: $15.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 3, 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, November 3, 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.

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
Sundays, September 2-November 25, 10-11am Guides: NYC Audubon Offered by the Central Park Conservancy Meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Bring the kids and visit one of New York City’s richest bird habitats. Learn as a family how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Visitor Center. For weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370.
Limited to 20. Age 5 and up.
Free. Click here to learn more and register

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Field Guide to Medicinal Plants
Join herbalist Gert Coleman for a walk through the paths and gardens at Conference House Park to identify both wild and cultivated medicinal plants. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Hylan Blvd.
For more information call Gert Coleman at 718-356-9235.

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 12 noon to 2:00 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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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Minitrip - Fort Tilden and Floyd Bennett Field
Leader: Seth Ausubel
Meet at 7:15 a.m. at the small community garden at Ft. Tilden. From the Belt Pkwy take Exit 11S - Flatbush Av south. Go over the Marine Park Bridge (toll) and exit on the right toward Breezy Point. Turn left at the first traffic light a short distance west of the bridge to enter Ft. Tilden. There is a small parking area on the right along the entrance road. The community garden is just to the west. We will be birding in the immediate area for a time so it should be easy for you to find the group if you're a few minutes late. Note that the restrooms at our meeting spot will not be open. The varied habitat often turns up nice finds in the fields, woods, and in the water.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Bird Walks
8:00 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or…
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free!

Birding
8:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique…
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Free!

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden
11:00 a.m.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of…
Location: New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx Park), Bronx

Introduction to Birdwatching
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the…
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Free!

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Discover Tours
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Talk a walk with one of our naturalists to watch for animals, and investigate little-known…
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Free!

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