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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of July 10-11, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Butterfly Workshop
Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description:Do you know the most common butterfly in the United States? It’s the Cabbage White, and it’s pictured at the top of this email! Learn about this butterfly and many others by enrolling in Naturalist Tait Johansson’s in-person Butterfly Workshop. The two-part program will begin with instruction on the natural history and identification of our local butterflies followed by an outdoor butterfly walk. Bring binoculars, close-focusing ones if possible, and lunch.
Registration: Cost: $20.00 for members; $55.00 for non-members (includes a one-year membership). All participants will receive a packet of handouts to take home. Level of Difficulty: Easy.
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Gabe Willow Tours

Explore the Hidden Ecology of Central Park After Dark
Saturday, July 10, 2021, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Leader: Gabe WIllow
Description: Discover the mysterious nocturnal wonders of the park on a starlit expedition with a NY Times-featured urban naturalist.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, July 10, 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, July 11, 2021, 10:30am — 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. Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained. Face mask required.
Registration: Reservations are required, please call (718)-338-3799.
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, July 11, 2021, 6:00am–7:30am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.


Linnaean Society of New York

Staten Island, Purple Martins Plus
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Leader: José Ramírez-Garofalo and Shannon R. Curley
Description: This summer trip to Staten Island, led by José Ramírez-Garofalo, will visit various locations of nesting birds on the island, including Bank Swallows at Great Kills Park, Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, and Boat-tailed Grackles, possible Clapper Rails, Little Blue Herons, and other marsh birds at Oakwood Beach Tidal Marsh. If access is possible, the trip may include a visit to Freshkills Park (not fully open to the public yet), where José has been involved with the research and banding of nesting birds, including the Grasshopper Sparrow. The day will also include opportunities to observe a variety of butterflies and odonates.
Registration: Karen Asakawa — or 347-306-0690
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New York City Audubon

Jamaica Bay Festival Bird Tour of Shirley Chisholm State Park
Saturday, July 10, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: NYC Audubon with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Shirley Chisholm State Park
Description: Celebrate Jamaica Bay Day the birdy way and discover the birds of Shirley Chisholm State Park. Beginners welcome! Limited amount of binoculars available to borrow, email Danielle at to reserve a pair. Limited to 20. Free.
Registration: RSVP preferred but not required.
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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. Reserve your spot by signing up at Nolan Park #17. Limited to 10. Free.
Registration: RSVP preferred but not required.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Willowbrook Park
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Leader: Don Recklies
Description: We’ll meet in the Carousel Parking lot on Eton Place, then loop the White Trail past the chimney. At the chimney we’ll make an excursion to look briefly at the area where the Dept. of Parks proposes an extensive forest restoration. On the return we’ll pause by the deer exclosures to compare the vegetation inside with the surrounding unprotected forest. This walk will be approximately 2 miles, and heavy rain will cancel.
Registration: For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036

Summer 4-Mile Greenbelt Walk
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Leader: Hillel
Description: The Summer 4-miler begins at the Nature Center and traverses trails leading to some of the favorite spots of the Greenbelt: Moses Mountain, Heyerdahl Hill and the lovely Egbertville Ravine. We will meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center at the intersection of Brielle Avenue and Rockland Avenue. Bring beverage and a snack. Dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. Walk level is easy/moderate.
Registration: For more information call Hillel at (718) 477-0545


Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Accessible Nature Exploration at Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an ADA Accessible nature exploration! Learn about the birds and trees that inhabit Soundview Park and enjoy a beautiful view over the Bronx River.

Nature Explorers at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Join us for some spirited adventure around Randall’s Island Park. Your young ones will have fun exploring the farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities.

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