NYC City Nature Challenge FRIDAY EVENTS

On the first day of the City Nature Challenge, there are events happening in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

BRONX

City Nature Challenge, Van Cortlandt Park
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Host: NYBG
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Jerome Wetland Walk
Description: The Jerome Wetland Walk is a wetland trail around a rare Sweetgum/Red Maple swamp containing the largest population of the globally endangered Pumpkin Ash (Fraxinus profunda) in New York state.
RSVP: no RSVP necessary. Meet at intersection of Jerome and Bainbridge Avenues, under the Woodlawn Station on the 4 train. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

City Nature Challenge, Bronx River Forest
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30 pm
Host: NYBG and Bronx River Alliance
Location: Bronx River Forest
Description: Join the Bronx River Alliance and anyone interested in learning about the early history of this section of Bronx Park and the remarkable transformation of the area from neglected backwater to flourishing floodplain forest with fine examples of Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) and Pumpkin Ash (Fraxinus profunda). https://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/natural-resources-group/bronx-river-wetlands/parkland-section/reach-11
RSVP: no RSVP necessary. Meet at the Burke Bridge over the Bronx River. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

City Nature Challenge, Seton Falls Park
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00 pm
Host: NYBG
Location: Seton Falls Park
Description: Seton Falls Park contains a thriving wetland as well as a forest largely undisturbed since the American Revolution. Together these ecosystems provide habitat to over 30 species of bird. https://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/nature-preserves/site?FWID=47
RSVP: no RSVP necessary. Meet at the intersection of Seton Avenue and E 233rd St. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

QUEENS

CNC Info Table at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 1p-3p
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location: Near the Unisphere
Description: 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. For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/

STATEN ISLAND

CNC Info Table at Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
Date: Friday, April 27, 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 13:53

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