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August 2017

SHOREBIRDS AND ICE CREAM

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
269 River Rd
Ulster Park, 12487 United States
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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 shorebirds not always easy to locate in county.  After a tough evening of scanning the water chestnut pads for peeps we will try to recuperate over a soft serve…

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DAMSELS AND DRAGONS AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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dragon-fly

The fifth in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After time spent on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for odonates around the sanctuary pond, participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting and influential life of our famous namesakeContact…

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FERN WALK AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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The sixth in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After time spent on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for ferns and other interesting plant species participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting and influential life of our famous…

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September 2017

GREIG FARM BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

September 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monarch

Meet trip leader Steve Chorvas (schorvas@gmail.com or 246-5900) for an 8:15 am departure from the park and ride on Rt. 32, just south the Rt. 199 overpass, and west of the Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge to carpool to Greig Farm or meet at the Red Hook Soccer Club Fields parking lot at 132 Rockefeller Lane in Red…

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FALL MIGRANTS AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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The sixth in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After time spent on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for transient songbirds participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting and influential life of our famous namesake. Slabsides cabin is…

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GRASSPIPERS IN THE BLACK DIRT

September 10 @ 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 Black dirt 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…

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JBNHS ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER at the HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 JOPPENBERGH MOUNTAIN

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joppenbergh Mountain has experienced a lot of geological, biological and human history. Join amateur naturalist Lynn Bowdery in a slow ramble about this fascinating formation in the heart of Rosendale, looking at and discussing whatever catches our attention. Meet at Willow Kiln Park, behind the Rosendale Theater, off of Main Street. We will be on…

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October 2017

SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

October 1 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
nelsons-sparrow

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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SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

October 14 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
nelsons-sparrow

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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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2017

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.