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August 2018

SHOREBIRDS AND ICE CREAM

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Esopus Meadows,
257 River Road
Ulster Park, 12487
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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

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The fifth in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After time spent searching for odonates around the sanctuary pond, participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting and influential life of our famous namesake. Contact trip leader Larry Federman (birderlarry@verizon.net ) with questions. Meet…

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JBNHS BUS TRIP TO JAMAICA BAY

August 18
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
175-10 Cross Bay Blvd
Broad Channel, NY 11693 United States
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Trip Leader:  Jim Clinton Trip Coordinator:  Donna Seymour dseymour66@gmail.com  845-417-1165 Cost per person:  $35 Depart Uptown Kingston Hannaford Plaza parking lot 6:00 a.m. (bus loads at 5:30 a.m.) 6:30 Pick up passengers at New Paltz (Thruway Exit 18) Park & Ride Arrive Jamaica Bay 8:45 a.m. Mid-day picnic lunch at the Visitor Center Depart 3:00…

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MUSHROOM FORAGING AT THE JOHN BURROUGHS NATURE SANCTUARY

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary – Burroughs Dr,
103 Burroughs Dr
Highland, 12528
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Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Cabin open for tours from, Noon-4:00 PM Barbara Plume, vice-president of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, will be our guide on this inaugural hunt as we forage for the often-unseen mushrooms of the Nature Sanctuary. Neither plant or animal, these fungi include highly sought-after mushrooms for diners and…

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September 2018

GREIG FARM BIRDS/BUTTERFLIES

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

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 MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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The seventh 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. Contact trip leader…

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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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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.