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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend this special outing.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 (email@example.com) will cover protocol with this visit to interesting breeding bird habitat. Please register with Wendy to find out the morning’s plans.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the informal entrance of this Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Ulster on the north side…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Meet trip leader Peter Schoenberger (email@example.com) at Amy and Peter’s property on West Camp Road. In the late summer and into early fall this location can be very attractive to migrant shorebirds and even terns. The Vly is always a good spot to visit for breeding species loyal to marsh habitat like Gruiformes and bitterns…Find out more »
The fourth in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary, this one celebrating National Moth Week. Meet trip leader Mathew Rymkiewicz (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Pond House where lighting and other bait will be set up to attract our winged quarry. Follow the “Path through History” signs at the…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.