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September 2021

SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM 1

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
White Crowned Sparrow

PRE-REGISTER with Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com or 914 466-2707) for field trip meeting details. Targets for this trip are sparrows and their allies. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two.

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October 2021

SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM 2

October 2 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

PRE-REGISTER with Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com or 914 466-2707) for field trip meeting details. Targets for this trip are sparrows and their allies. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two.

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TREE IDENTIFICATION WALK AT EBNP

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Esopus Creek Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a Tree Identification Walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Sunday, October 03, 2021. Vern Rist will lead us at a leisurely pace through a variety of woodland habitats. Fall color should be starting to show as we observe and discuss how and why the leaf color changes and some clues to help identify the tree species. Pre-registration is required and group size will be limited.…

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OPEN DISCOVERY AT JOPPENBERGH MOUNTAIN

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wolverine Skull by Matt Goldwitz

Joppenbergh Mountain has been through a lot of changes in the past two hundred or so years. Come for a walk to explore its biodiversity, history, recreational trails and views. Hiking shoes, drinking water, binoculars and magnifiers are recommended, and there might be blackflies, mosquitos and ticks. This trip will be limited to 10 participants. Pack a lunch for a picnic at the end of the walk, if desired. For an after-walk treat, the Rosendale Farmers Market will be on…

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FALL BIRDING WILDCARD

October 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Field trip leader Peter Schoenberger will choose the target species, destination, and meet-up location of this outing dependent on recent sightings and will be determined by the Friday before the field trip. PRE-REGISTER with Peter (pdsis@yahoo.com or 914 466-2707) beforehand.

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November 2021

ELECTION DAY SPARROWS

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

PRE-REGISTER with Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) to find out meeting time and location. Fulfill your civic duty and join JBNHS at a sparrow hotspot. Muck boots are recommended to keep feet dry from the morning dew/frost and dress in layers as temperatures could greatly change from start time to early afternoon.

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2021

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.

JBNHS FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!!!
All participants should be aware of existing guidelines and new field trip protocol listed below:
(Scheduled field trips are listed below the guidelines)

Participant responsibility agreement while attending a JBNHS field trip or outing. Please note that there will be no physical sign-in sheet until further notice. By registering, each participant acknowledges both his/her understanding and acceptance of the Individual’s Responsibilities stated below.

Individual’s Responsibilities are:
1. To stay with the group, follow trip leader’s requests, and do not separate unless you notify trip leader
2. To understand that out-of-doors activities involve hazards and that one participates at one’s own risk
3. To wear with clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain, and for sun and insect challenges as well
4. To adhere to the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, respect and preserve the flora, fauna, and properties we visit
5. To be mindful and courteous to other participants

Additionally, we will ask that all participants:
1. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
2. Socially distance – 6 feet or more apart
3. Do not share optics or other equipment
4. Expect to utilize your own mode of transportation to starting point and for any location change during outing
5. Understand that participation will be limited to ten pre-registered individuals