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May 2018

Members Trip – Spring Migration on the Delaware Shore

May 19 - May 21
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Explore spring migration on the Delaware Shore! Planned destinations include Bombay Hook NWR, Prime Hook NWR and Cape Henlopen State Park. Our travel to Lewes, DE, where we’ll be staying, will be via the Jersey Shore with a stop at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR and a ferry ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Accommodations can…

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TAKING FLIGHT CATSKILLS BIRDING CONFERENCE

May 25 - May 27
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THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS HOST 27 DIFFERENT BREEDING WARBLERS AND AT LEAST 9 MORE SPECIES THAT HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED PASSING THROUGH. In honor of these amazing birds, the 3rd annual Taking Flight Conference is all about warblers. SCOTT WHITTLE AND TOM STEPHENSON, CO-WRITERS OF "THE WARBLER GUIDE" will lead warbler hikes, warbler workshops (photographing warblers +…

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BIRDING BY EAR

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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Visit the birdiest “yard” in Ulster County with one of the best sets of ears around as your host. Join Peter Schoenberger on his home turf to learn more about an important skill and various secrets to help you retain various vocalizations. Participants must register with Peter (pdsis@yahoo.com) to attend this special outing.

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June 2018

BREEDING BIRDS AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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The third in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. A variety of forest breeding birds will be encountered on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) and following our walk participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting life and writings of…

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JBNHS ANNUAL MEETING

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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This is the meeting at which new board members and officers are elected, representatives to the NYSOA meeting are chosen, decisions are made about where JBNHS donations to other deserving organizations go, birds distract the attendees, and it ends with a picnic in a one of the most beautiful settings in Ulster County: John Burroughs…

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BREEDING BIRD ATLAS PRIMER

June 16 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

With the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas (the third!) only two years away, this is a great new idea for our field trip schedule. Leader Wendy Tocci (wtocci@gmail.com) will cover protocol with this visit to interesting breeding bird habitat. Please register with Wendy to find out the morning’s plans.

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BREEDING BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to observe summer breeding birds and butterflies. We will identify birds by sight and sound as we explore the Preserve’s woodlands, wetlands, and meadow, pausing along the…

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EASTERN CATSKILLS NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT

June 30

Rain Date: Sunday, July 1 Join a field team to census butterflies in Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, or one of dozens of other local sites as a participant in the annual Eastern Catskills North American Butterfly Association (NABA) “Fourth of July” Butterfly Count on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The Eastern Catskills count circle includes a…

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July 2018

BUTTERFLIES AT THE “REC CENTER”

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We’ll remember Henry Halama’s wit, wisdom, and most importantly enthusiasm for the natural world and butterflies in particular at a new location he and trip leader Steve Chorvas often visited during butterfly season. Meet Steve (schorvas@gmail.com ) at the informal entrance of this Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Ulster on the north side…

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OPEN DISCOVERY AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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Another in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. Various signs of Summer will be observed and celebrated on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) and following our walk participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting life and writings of our…

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2018

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.