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August may be hot and humid but “fall” migration is underway and the Esopus Meadows can often harbor large concentrations of waders like Great Egrets. and, if the water chestnut harvesting machine heaps up piles that they can stand on, shorebirds which are not always easy to locate in county. After a tough evening of scanning the river for peeps we recommend you try to recuperate over a soft serve cone post outing but unfortunately Port Ewen’s Frozen Rainbow has…Find out more »
The John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary offers a wealth of plant biodiversity to be enjoyed. Join Lynn Bowdery for a leisurely examination of the ferns we find along some of the trails. Bring your fern guide and a magnifier if you have them, and binoculars are useful, too. You might want to stay and visit Slabsides, John Burroughs’ cabin, which is open noon to 4pm on 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the summer. Contact Lynn Bowdery (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for this…Find out more »
Please contact Steve Chorvas (email@example.com or 246-5900) to register and learn meet up details. The property owner has graciously allowed birders (and b-fliers) to explore this open agricultural habitat for fall shorebirds, grassland sparrows, and good late season butterflies.Find out more »
This is a co-sponsored bird walk with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. We will bird the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for transient passerines. Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to register. Follow the “Path through History” signs at the intersection of Floyd Ackert Road and Rt. 9W in West Park and turn west onto Floyd Ackert Road (at End Cut restaurant) and continue for about a mile, past Burroughs Drive…Find out more »
Join us at Hasbrouck Park in Kingston at the Pavillion. Stone Soup will again be catering a delicious and varied banquet for us while we get together to socialize and enjoy hearing Scott Lenhart, Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, tell us about the great things happening in our favorite local NWR, the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. And don’t forget our famous raffle! Bring items for the raffle and cash to buy raffle tickets. To participate, please send a check…Find out more »
The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public. We do, however, sometimes visit sites that charge admission fees, which are the responsibility of the participants. Children are very welcome on field trips, but pets are not. Although there is a brief courtesy waiting period for latecomers, the meeting times are important: please arrive in time to sign up with the leader.