Monday, April 01, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of April 6, 2013 - April 7, 2013:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8am
Morning Bird Walk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds
Free
See the birds that call the Park home all winter. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Mount Loretto Preserve, Staten Island
Trip Leader: Gil Shrank
Focus: early spring migrants, sparrow, grass and field species, waterfowl
Car Fee: $20.00
Registrar: Dennis Hrehowsik, deepseagangster [AT] gmail.com home phone 718-768-0398
Registration period: March 26th - April 4th

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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, April 6, 2013, 8am – 9:30pm
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers (first Saturday of the month) With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
For more information, please call 718-548-0912. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
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 (Staten Island)
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:00 to 12 Noon
Field Guide to Medicinal Plants
Join herbalist Gert Coleman for a stroll 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 Boulevard.
For more information call Gert at 718-356-9235.

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Long Pond Park
During a one and a half mile hike through the woodlands of Long Pond Park we will look for evidence of the geologic history and human influence on the park as well as observe the wildlife of the park. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue three blocks northwest of Hylan Boulevard.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Cherry Blooming Time at Silver Lake
The park is loveliest in the spring. Let’s identify what trees are blooming and see what birds and insects are about. Meet at Silver Lake Park Road and Forest Avenue for a walk across the lake bridge to the trails above.
If it’s raining at the time of the walk, the event is postponed to Sunday, April 14, same time. Dress appropriately.
Contact Hillel Lofaso at hlofaso [AT] siprotectors.org for more information.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, April 7, 2013
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, April 6, 2013
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and…
Free!

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden at Watson Building, Room 302 (in Bronx Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Birding for Families at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon.
Free!

Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and…
Free!

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