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The Catskill Center will be presenting the second ever birding conference in the Catskills. The 2017 Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills will happen June 9, 10 and 11. This year we will be at the YMCA property known as Frost Valley in Claryville, NY. We have already lined up a great cast of presenters,…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 »
In conjunction with Hudson River Valley Heritage, “Bark Peeling and the Catskill Hemlocks,” presented by Woodland Valley historian Paul Misko, 10:00-11:30am. Part of the annual Hudson River Heritage event throughout New York State. John Burroughs Association http://www.johnburroughsassociation.org/Find out more »
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 24, 2017. The Eastern Catskills count circle includes a number of productive butterfly locations…Find out more »
We’ll remember Henry Halama’s wit, wisdom, and most importantly enthusiasm for the natural world and butterflies in particular at this popular Dutchess County location during the height of butterfly season. Meet trip leader Steve Chorvas (firstname.lastname@example.org ) at the Poet’s Walk parking lot. This Scenic Hudson property is located at 776 River Road (Dutchess County…Find out more »
The fourth 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 life forms of various form and shape be it plant or animal, participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting…Find out more »
Please register with trip leader Wendy Tocci (email@example.com ) to participate in this outing. 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 and…Find out more »
Celebrate National Moth Week with JBNHS!!! We will set up a white linen and UV lamp, a few spotting scopes, and maybe enjoy a libation and hunk of cheese, piece of fruit, or a dessert as JBNHS examines oft overlooked nocturnal life. Mark DeDea (firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-1277) will facilitate (and have the bottle opener) but…Find out more »
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…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.