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At the Hudson River Maritime Museum Riverport Boat School meeting room. Meet and mingle with new and old JBNHS friends and enjoy the program: a showing of the award-winning documentary, "The Messenger," by Su Rynard. The 90 minute film, premiered in 2015, has been described as a "visually thrilling" presentation of the songbirds of America,…Find out more »
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 email@example.com ) to carpool at informal Park and Ride on Rt. 32, just west of the…Find out more »
This field trip explores the Rondout Valley region. Meet at the Rosendale municipal parking lot (Hardenburgh Lane near Willow Kiln Park) at the base of Joppenbergh Mountain. We will explore this part of the valley and surrounding uplands, observing migrant birds and emerging vegetation. Contact trip leader Matt Corsaro (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for details a week or…Find out more »
Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (email@example.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.Find out more »
Join Lynn Bowdery on a walk up to the lookout point on Joppenbergh Mountain and search for spring ephemerals, early migrants and soaring raptors, emerging plant life, and all that points to spring’s arrival. Of course, we can examine and discuss anything else that catches out attention. The path to the lookout rises a modest…Find out more »
Located in the Zena Highwoods area, this Woodstock Land Conservancy’s 123-acre Sanctuary offers a gentle grade two-mile trail loop through a mixed hardwood and coniferous forest, vernal pools, a seasonal stream, bluestone quarries and rock walls. Meet trip leader Joe Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the former site of the Zena Elementary School at 1700 Sawkill Road in…Find out more »
This park offers a variety of habitats and all are easily accessible, with much of the walk on pavement. Join trip leader Peter Schoenberger (email@example.com) for the start of full blown neotropical bird migration, and if we’re quiet, maybe a drumming grouse too! Meet at the state park lot on Wittenberg Road in the Town…Find out more »
The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk in woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The first week in May is typically the peak migration period for neotropical birds at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to…Find out more »
An early morning visit during spring migration to this new Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Esopus should provide a generous selection of neotropical migrants. Meet trip leader Jess Prockup (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the preserve parking lot at 132 River Road. There is an initial climb of 200 feet on the trail but walking is easy…Find out more »
Meet Carol Weber (email@example.com 914 388-1569) and Gerhard Patsch (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the Village of New Paltz parking lot off Huguenot Street. The group will visit environs near town and travel towards Mohonk to search for neotropical migrants. Feel free to meet in the field or leave early for work.Find out more »
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.