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February 2019

OWL PROWL AT GALEVILLE

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, Entrance Rd
Shawangunk, 12566
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Shawangunk Grassland NWR (Galeville) is known for wintering raptors like Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, and Northern Harrier and all should be present on our visit. Dress warmly for conditions on exposed, open habitat nearing sunset. Meet trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com or 339-1277) at the refuge parking lot east of the main entrance on Hoagerburg…

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WINTER TREE ID AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After two hours spent identifying trees by bark,structure, and bud on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) along the trail to Chodikee Lake participants can explore Slabsides and learm more about the interesting life…

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March 2019

EARLY MIGRANTS ON THE RONDOUT

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com) and celebrate the approach of spring and many fond memories of this JBNHS favorite. Meet at the Rosendale Shopping Center Parking Lot on Rt.32. Party will travel upstream to the High Falls area, noting early harbingers of spring.

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JBNHS Meeting

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, 12401 United States

Highlights of cultural and biological experiences of three weeks in Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Join us as JBNHS trustee and Captain Coffee, Dixon Onderdonk presents on a once in a lifetime experience.  Please stay after the presentation for our March meeting with important discussions and plans for 2019.  Program starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,…

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VERNAL EQUINOX WOODCOCK WALK

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, Entrance Rd
Shawangunk, 12566
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Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with one of the year’s great events.  Join Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.com ) for an evening stroll in the Shawangunk Grasslands to hear and possibly see male woodcocks perform their courting flights.  We should hear early amphibians and maybe an owl or two also.  Meet at the refuge entrance on Hoagerburg Road (Ulster Cty. Rt. 18),…

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SIGNS OF SPRING IN SAUGERTIES

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk to observe early signs of spring in a variety of ecologically rich habitats in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Depending on available time, conditions, and participant interest, we will visit The Great Vly Wildlife Management…

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TIVOLI BAYS BIRDING

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will explore the tidal marshes and upland habitat of this DEC property. Careful, respectful observations of Bald Eagle family life will highlight the walk but waterfowl and other early migrants can be expected. Meet trip leader Jess Prockup (procolinos@gmail.com) at the Bard College parking lot on Gatehouse Drive just north of sharp turn on…

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April 2019

TREE ID AT EBNP

April 6 @ 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 Saturday, April 06, 2019. Vern Rist will lead us at a leisurely pace through a variety of woodland habitats in the Nature Preserve. Meet 9:00 a.m. in the Saugerties Village…

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SPRING BIRDING WILDCARD

April 13 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com ) so we can make arrangements for our party’s travel and destination plans.  The location for this outing will be determined that morning based on rare or unusual sightings somewhere in the Hudson Valley.

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SPRING ON THE FLOODPLAIN

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This new offering for the field trip schedule will explore the Nyquist/Harcourt Sanctuary in New Paltz. Flora of the floodplain habitat will be the focus of this walk. Meet trip leader Nava Tabak (ntabak@scenichudson.org ) at the New Paltz Municipal Parking Lot off Huguenot Street, just east of the Wallkill River.

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2019

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.