NYC City Nature Challenge SUNDAY EVENTS

On Day 3 of the City Nature Challenge, we have great events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

BROOKLYN


Discover Newtown Creek with Newtown Creek Alliance
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Host: UNDERSTORY
Location:99 Scott Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237
Description: Join Newtown Creek Alliance for a guided tour of several points along the nearby Newtown Creek. Participants will learn more about the history and current state of Newtown Creek as it has moved from polluted waterway to gradually restored ecosystem. Don't forget to document all the plants and animals you see for the City Nature Challenge!
RSVP: Free event, but registration required. RSVP: http://www.understory.co/newtown-creek-tour

MANHATTAN


Birding Basics
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 10am-11:30am
Host: Central Park Conservancy
Location:Central Park, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, meet at Chess and Checkers (mid-park at 64th St.)
Description: Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a nature sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.
RSVP: Free event, but registration required. RSVP: http://www.centralparknyc.org/events/individual-events/birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond-tour-2018-04-29_10_1.html

Nature Exploration Hike
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 1pm
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location:Central Park, Dana Discovery Center (the closest entrance is Central Park North and Lenox Ave)
Description: Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the biodiversity of Central Park!

QUEENS


Urban Park Rangers City Nature Challenge Hike
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 9am-10:30am
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location:Pat Dolan Trail, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Come out and join the Urban Park Rangers on a Nature hike through Willow Lake during the City Nature Challenge.
RSVP: Lottery Registration Begins 4/18 here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers

Spring Trail Day on the Pat Dolan Trail at Willow Lake
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 11am-2pm
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location:Pat Dolan Trail at Willow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Come out to the Pat Dolan Trail at Willow Lake and help us plant native plants and spread woodchips across the trail! Help out with some spring planting and document the critters you find while you do it! For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/
RSVP: free event, but registration required here: http://allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship

Discovery Walk at Willow Lake
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location:meet at Mauro Playground, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Come out and discover what species call Willow Lake home during the City Nature Challenge! We will be walking along the Pat Dolan Trail at Willow Lake and taking pictures to identify species using the iNaturalist app! For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/
RSVP: free event, but registration required. To register for the Discovery Walk please email Meghan.Leverock@parks.nyc.gov or call 718.760.6561

STATEN ISLAND



City Nature Challenge, Staten Island Greenbelt
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Host: NYBG
Location: Staten Island Greenbelt
Description: Buttonwood Swamp in Bucks Hollow is a 1.1 mile hike from the Greenbelt Nature Center. The wetland is home to green frogs, bull frogs, spring peepers and gray tree frogs (successfully reintroduced to the area through a NYC Parks initiative). Adjacent to the swamp is a grove persimmon trees, one of the rarest trees in the City. https://www.nycgovparks.org/park-features/virtual-tours/greenbelt
RSVP: no RSVP needed. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)


City Nature Challenge, Staten Island Greenbelt
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00 pm
Host: NYBG
Location: High Rock Park, meet at Gretta Moulton entrance off Nevada Avenue
Description: High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, 10306 is a 1.9 mile hike from the Greenbelt Nature Center. Local activists saved this former Girl Scout Camp from development. It is often considered one of the most tranquil places in New York City. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/high-rock-park/history
RSVP: no RSVP needed. Meet at Gretta Moulton entrance off Nevada Avenue. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

CNC Info Table at Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2pm-4pm
Host:Greenbelt Nature Center
Location: 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island
Description: The Greenbelt is a 2800 acre oasis of natural areas, featuring nearly 35 miles of hiking trails, nestled in the heart of Staten Island. The Greenbelt Nature Center, which opened in June 2004, is a gateway to the Greenbelt, offering trail maps, guided hikes, public programs, class trips, events, and private parties, serving over 20,000 people a year. Jessica R. Kratz is the coordinator of the Greenbelt Nature Center and loves to introduce visitors to the wonders of the forest, particularly the amphibians that appear near our vernal pools each spring. The CNC info table will be operating to help any visitors with questions about how to use iNaturalist to participate in the City Nature Challenge.
Posted by klodonnell klodonnell, April 25, 2018 01:57 PM

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