Monday, June 23, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of June 28, 2014 to June 29, 2014:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10 a.m.
Pop-Up Audubon
Saturdays and Sundays, April 5 – October 19, 12 – 5 p.m. / November – December, 12 – 4 p.m.
Free
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Pop-Up Audubon
Saturdays and Sundays, April 5 – October 19, 12 – 5 p.m. / November – December, 12 – 4 p.m.
Free
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, June 28, 2014; rain date June 29
Sterling Forest for Butterflies and Birds
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Sandra Maury – sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday June 16
Ride: $35

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, June 28, 2014
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, June 28, 2014, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk (spring)
Guide: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy 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 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Bricktown Centre
We will walk the hillside above the present shopping center to take a last look at what will be gone forever when construction of Fairview Park and expansion of the mall begins. Meet in the parking lot on the north side of the Bricktown Centre Target store at 11:00am. Expect to climb some small hills and follow rough horsetrails. Rain cancels. The meeting place is accessible by S74 and S78 busses.
For more information e-mail: DonRecklies@earthlink.net

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
LaTourette Park to Fort Hill
Join Hillel on a walk on the level multi-use trail along Richmond Hill Road, south and east over to Richmondtown. We will climb the Blue Trail to the top of the steep embankment overlooking Richmond Creek, Main Creek and Fresh Kills and walk the Blue Trail. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center at Rockland Avenue and Brielle Avenue. If it’s raining at the time of the walk, the event is postponed to Sunday, July 6.
For more information, e-mail Hillel Lofaso at hillel5757@gmail.com or call 718-477-0545.

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Catskill Mountains for Bicknell's Thrush
Allday trip
Leader: Jeff Ritter (917) 658-7302

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates at Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Free!

Introduction to Bird Watching at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

White Island Birding by Canoe at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through Gerritsen Creek in Jamaica Bay on this bird watching adventure by water.…
Free!

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Birding at High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates at Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Free!

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