PRE-REGISTER with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub’s Applied Farmscape Ecology Program Manager Anne Bloomfield (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for field trip meeting details. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the wonderful habitat that has been created on this private property by practices Anne can discuss along the walk. Targets for this trip are sparrows and their …
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 the labels and comparisons. Leader will offer suggestions for practices to direct the attention in a particular way. This may include short periods in which …
Let’s ID the leaves (and other tree parts) as they fall in Fall at Falling Waters. Take a leisurely and educational walk through this underappreciated 149 acre Scenic Hudson property along the river in in the hamlet of Glasco. Head east on Josephs Drive from Rt. 9W just south of Saugerties. At York Street turn …
Fall is a wonderful time for a slow walk at Mill Brook Preserve. The cooler air refreshes with the scent of newly fallen leaves, late flowers and bright mosses shine in the sunlight, and if there has been a frost, the mosquitoes will be done for the year. Join Lynn Bowdery for a leisurely walk …
PRE-REGISTER with Mark DeDea (email@example.com ) and find out meeting location. Fulfill your civic duty and join JBNHSers at the “old IBM Rec Center”. This Scenic Hudson property might sound more like a Utah sub-division but in approximately ten years of keeping track of bird sightings here has moved into 15th place on the list …
Contact Dixon Onderdonk (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to register for this field trip with a focus on looking for eagles, loons, grebes, and waterfowl. Dress warmly and anticipate windy conditions. A spotting scope will help make this trip a better experience. Dixon will also disclose meeting location when birders register.
Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (email@example.com) to register for this outing. We will start our day at Kingston Point Beach and walk north along the old Immigrant’s Way which often harbors late migrants and holdovers/half-hardies while providing views of the Hudson. Waterfowl and eagles can be expected as well. Please dress warmly and bring along …
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.