Monday, August 26, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of August 31, 2013 - September 1, 2013:

American Littoral Society
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Hike the Trails of the North Forty Natural Area
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitors Center
Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover the birds, wildflowers, autumn fruits and foliage in this developing woodland. Participants will carpool to the program site at Floyd Bennett Field. Insect repellent, binoculars, and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is an American Littoral Society / GNRA Partnership Program. (2 miles) Bus: Q35.

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Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration
Free Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday August 31, 2013
Prospect Park
Meet 7:00 am at Grand Army Plaza Stranahan park entrance
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik

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Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 1pm – 5pm
Canoe Gowanus Canal (Pamela S)
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 31, 2013
Van Cortlandt Park for Early Migrants and Lingering Breeders
Leader: Paul Keim – information only 718-875-1151
No registration – public transportation
Meet at Nature Center 7:30 am

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, August 31, 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
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, New York, NY
Sundays, September 1 - November 24, 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 to register

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Writing about Nature at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Join Gert Coleman to walk the trails, listen to the birds, and observe the wonders of old clay pits reclaimed by nature. Bring a notebook to record your thoughts. Meet in the parking lot of the park office off Carlin Street.
Call 718-356-9235 or email gert.coleman AT verizon.net for more information.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 31, 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!

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