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September 2018

GRASSPIPERS IN THE BLACK DIRT

September 9 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.com ) at the Jolly Onion parking lot (625 Glenwood Road Pine Island, NY 10969) at 7:00 a.m. The Blackdirt region of Orange County is well-regarded as a fall grasspiper hotspot. We’ll explore farm fields and sod farms and if time allows visit the Wallkill River NWR for other migrant…

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JBNHS PICNIC

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum,
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, 12401 United States
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Our luncheon will be catered again this year by Kingston’s Stone Soup Food Company. A wide variety of salads, wraps, and desserts will be offered and all are house made on the premises. Options will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free but Stone Soup is well known for their house baked turkey and roast beef…

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OPEN DISCOVERY AT MILLBROOK PRESERVE

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore this Preserve-in-the-making, a hidden gem in the heart of New Paltz, with Lynn Bowdery. We will look at and discuss the landforms, flora and fauna, and human disturbances of this interesting preserve through which Mill Brook (also known as Tributary 13 of the Wallkill River) and several of its tributaries flow. Wear comfortable walking/hiking…

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SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our targets for this trip are sparrows. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two. Our destination is private and all attendees should treat this as the privilege it is. Interested participants MUST preregister with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com) or 914 466-2707) as field party will…

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October 2018

NYSOA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 5 - October 7

SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

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

Our targets for this trip are sparrows. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two. Our destination is private and all attendees should treat this as the privilege it is. Interested participants MUST preregister with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com) or 914 466-2707) as field party will…

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JBNHS AUTUMN BIRDING WILDCARD

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Will we be in pursuit of scoters, a "good' sparrow, or a western vagrant?  Contact trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com ) to register for this special outing. This is to be a nimble operation so carpooling is likely. Meet up will be determined based on field trip location.  Participants will meet at 7:30 and can expect to…

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November 2018

CANCELLED – ASHOKAN RESERVOIR WATERFOWL

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

Tomorrow's walk has been cancelled due to the weather prediction. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Join Glen Van Gorden (lucaspets@hotmail.com or 331-2469) to look for eagles, loons, grebes, and waterfowl. Meet at the parking area in the aeration basin on the south side of the reservoir. Dress warmly and anticipate windy conditions. A spotting…

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ELECTION DAY SPARROW WALK

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fulfill your civic duty and bird this new sparrow hotspot. The old IBM Rec Center on Kukuk Lane in the Town of Ulster is now owned by Scenic Hudson and has been nicely reverted to it’s natural state. Muck boots are recommended to keep feet dry from the morning dew/frost and dress in layers as…

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JBNHS WEEKEND TRIP

November 10 - November 12
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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.