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Monday, August 23, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of August 28-29, 2021:

Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore both the natural areas and the remnants of the former harbor defense system. Inclement weather will cancel this program. Dress appropriately. Bring water, face mask required.
Registration: Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
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Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 10:30 am — 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden, highlighting the fort's role in the defense of New York City during the 20th Century.
Registration: Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained. Face mask required.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Summer Fungi Walk
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 10:00am–11:30am
Green-Wood is a special place for fungi of all kinds. Sigrid Jakob and Potter Palmer, members of the New York Mycological Society and founders of the Green-Wood Fungi Phenology Project, will lead a mushroom walk into the depths of Green-Wood’s lovely and extensive woodlands where all types of fascinating fungi will be encountered: amanita, russula, boletes, agaricus, polypores, puffballs, jellies, even tiny ascomycetes (“dots on sticks,” an often overlooked but ubiquitous fungi that, though difficult to identify, are fascinating to study).
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Hudson River Audubon Society

Beverly Smith Memorial Butterfly Walk at Lenoir Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 10:00am
Description: Meet at the Nature Center. We will walk up to the garden that Beverly started and look for butterflies as well as eggs, caterpillars and chrysalis. Learn about the Monarch Butterfly’s remarkable migration to and from Mexico.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Jamaica Bay N.W.R., 28th Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Description: This annual memorial walk honors Tom Davis, who was, by many accounts from the birders who knew him, an incredible observer of wildlife who was especially interested in shorebirds. He was also well known for imparting his knowledge on others and making sure that others would see the special birds that he sighted. This year’s walk, led by Tom Stephenson, will be guided by those principles as well. Water, lunch and snacks, sun lotion and bug spray are recommended.
Registration: Amanda Bielskas —
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New York City Audubon

Governors Island Bird Walk
Saturdays, July 10-October 30, 2021, 2-3:30pm
Leader: NYC Audubon
Description: Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of our expert guides! Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
Registration: Reserve your spot by signing up at Nolan Park #17. Limited to 12. Free.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Bloomingdale Park
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 1:00pm -3:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Fifty years ago the Bloomingdale Woods area was a sandy, pine-oak woodland, littered with everything imaginable. A hike through the woodlands of Bloomingdale Park will reveal the effects of a half century of time and human intervention. Search for remnants of past use while enjoying the woodlands flowers and ferns which grow along the headwaters of Lemon Creek. Meet at the corner of Maguire Avenue and Ramona Avenue.
Registration: For more information call Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Mill Pond Park
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Community Rowing and Birding at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.

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