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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society on a guided nature walk in a variety of ecologically rich habitats in the Town of Saugerties on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Depending on available time, conditions, and participant interest, we will visit The Great Vly Wildlife Management Area,…Find out more »
Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with one of the year’s great events. Join Christine Guarino (email@example.com) for an evening stroll in the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge to hear and possibly see male woodcocks perform their courting flights. We should also hear early amphibians and maybe an owl or two. Meet at the refuge entrance on Hoagerburg…Find out more »
We will meet upstairs at the New Paltz Village Hall, Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz. The Village Hall is located in the same building as the New Paltz Fire Station, near the SUNY campus. Park and enter on the east side of the building. Meet and mingle with new and old JBNHS friends and enjoy an…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 Mark DeDea (firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-1277) to carpool at informal Park and Ride on Rt. 32, just west of…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 (email@example.com ) for details a week…Find out more »
Tim Gallagher and Rachel Dickinson will give a talk open to the public in conjunction with Susan Rogers's class, "Reading and Writing the Birds". They lead parallel lives. During their 25-year marriage, Tim searched for the world’s rarest birds in the planet’s most inhospitable places—swamps seething with poisonous snakes; Mexican mountains teaming with armed drug…Find out more »
Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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, the early spring wildflowers that grow and bloom before the trees leaf out and shade them into dormancy. Red Trillium, Wild Columbine, Rue Anemone, Violets and more have been found along this route. Of course, we…Find out more »
The second in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary.Various signs of Spring 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 »
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 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.