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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 if water chestnut harvesting provides landing pad shorebirds not always easy to locate in county. After a tough evening of scanning the river for peeps we recommend you try to recuperate over a soft serve cone post outing at Port Ewen’s Frozen Rainbow. Contact Wendy Tocci (firstname.lastname@example.org )to register. Scenic Hudson’s Esopus Meadows Preserve…Find out more »
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 9:00 A.M. This Scenic Hudson property can often provide a nice variety of butterflies with a good selection of host plants and flowers to nectar upon. Please contact Steve Chorvas (email@example.com )Find out more »
Join regional coordinator Wendy Tocci in the very desirable unclaimed priority block of Saugerties CE. Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, Saugerties CE spans both Ulster and Dutchess Counties and includes the Saugerties lighthouse as well as parts of Tivoli Bays and the Clermont Historic Site. This is the third in a series of field trips to this block. As it is later in the breeding season we hope to confirm some late breeders. The plan to start off on…Find out more »
Please contact Steve Chorvas (firstname.lastname@example.org or 246-5900) to register and learn meet up details. The property owner has graciously allowed birders (and b-fliers) to explore this open agricultural habitat for fall shorebirds, grassland sparrows, and good late season butterflies.Find out more »
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM This is a co-sponsored bird walk with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. We will bird the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for transient passerines. Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (email@example.com ) to register. Follow the “Path through History” signs at the intersection of Floyd Ackert Road and Rt. 9W in West Park and turn west onto Floyd Ackert Road (at End Cut restaurant) and…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.