VERNAL EQUINOX WOODCOCK WALK
Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with one of the year’s great natural history events. Please register with trip leader Christine Guarino (email@example.com ) for an evening stroll in the Shawangunk Grasslands …
TIVOLI BAYS BIRDING
We will explore the tidal marshes and upland habitat of this DEC property. Bald Eagles, waterfowl, and other early migrants (like Rusty Blackbird) are reasonable expectations on this walk. Please …
OPEN DISCOVERY AT MILL BROOK PRESERVE
Explore this preserve, the hidden gem in the heart of New Paltz, with Lynn Bowdery. We will look at and discuss whatever catches our attention as we explore the paths …
EBNP SPRING TREE WALK
Esopus Creek Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a Tree Identification Walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Vern Rist …
SPRING MINDFULLNESS WALK ON WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
While this walk will include some conventional practice of field identification and a little time for socializing, it will focus on the direct experience of our bodies and senses underneath …
KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK
This park offers a variety of habitats and all are easily accessible, with much of the walk on pavement. Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enjoy the …
SPRING MIGRATION AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES
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 30, 2023. …
SPRING MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY
We will explore the sanctuary utilizing the easy walk along Pond Lane in search of neotropical migrants. This outing will have the birder home in plenty time for lunch, hopefully …
ULSTER COUNTY BIG SIT
JBNHS’ 8th annual Big Sit is also our BIG fundraiser for the year (that’s why we do our’s in May) but serves too as a friendly competition between the established …
SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS
An early morning visit during spring migration to this Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Esopus should provide a generous selection of neotropical migrants. Please register with trip leader …
DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2023
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.
JBNHS FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!!!
All participants should be aware of existing guidelines and new field trip protocol listed below:
(Scheduled field trips are listed below the guidelines)
Participant responsibility agreement while attending a JBNHS field trip or outing. Please note that there will be no physical sign-in sheet until further notice. By registering, each participant acknowledges both his/her understanding and acceptance of the Individual’s Responsibilities stated below.
Individual’s Responsibilities are:
1. To stay with the group, follow trip leader’s requests, and do not separate unless you notify trip leader
2. To understand that out-of-doors activities involve hazards and that one participates at one’s own risk
3. To wear with clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain, and for sun and insect challenges as well
4. To adhere to the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, respect and preserve the flora, fauna, and properties we visit
5. To be mindful and courteous to other participants
Additionally, we will ask that all participants:
1. Fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear a mask for JBNHS field trips
2. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask and when unable to do so, must social distance.
3. Optics may be shared if those involved are comfortable with doing so
4. Carpooling is at the discretion of participants.
5. Preregistration is required for all field trips and participation may be limited.
These guidelines are subject to change if the COVID-19 mutations make more restrictions necessary.