Calendar

May
7
Sun
Long Pond Park @ Long Pond Park
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Participants will look for evidence of animal life in the wetlands and woods of Long Pond Park.  We’ll also look for signs of spring bird life, examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use of the area.

Meet beside Public School 6 on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue.

May
13
Sat
The Richard Buegler 10-Mile Greenbelt Walk @ At Petrides School Complex
May 13 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Following in the steps of founder an friend, Richard Buegler, participants will enjoy a pleasant walk through the woods of the Greenbelt, a woodland which defines the life’s work of Richard Buegler.

Beginning at Staten Island Boulevard, behind Petrides High School, we plan to walk the trails in search of pinkster azaleas, trout lilies and a colorful collection of migrating spring birds and emerging butterflies.

Meet behind the Michael Petrides School Complex on Staten Island Boulevard.

For additional information, contact:  Dominick Durso @ 917-478-7607, Don Recklies @ 718-768-9036, Chuck Perry @ 718-667-1393

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond Town, Old Mill Road @ At St. Andrews Church
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a walk back through Staten Island’s past as participants visit the ruins of three, pre-Revolutionary War mills, Bedell’s, Ketchum’s and Crocheron’s mills.  Explore the watercourses which fed each mill.  Discover the wildlife, the rich diversity of spaces which now call the mill creeks home.

Participants will meet i the parking lot on Old Mill Road beside St. Andrew’s Church.

For more information contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666

May
27
Sat
Forest Restoration Workshop at Arden Heights Woods @ Arden Heights Woods
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is our 248th Workshop.  We will follow trails picking up trash as we go.  If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves, bags and refreshments.  We won’t be doing a walk after this work session but you’re welcome to continue to explore on your own. (Service Credit Is Available)

We will meet at the north end of Carlton Boulevard off Woodrow Road.

Jun
4
Sun
Page Avenue Beach
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Participants will begin with an investigation of thee area’s unique, local ecology before moving on to exam the flotsam and jetsam accumulated at the high tide lines. This is a sure way to discover what Nature’s debris has tell us.  As the water recedes with the tide the group will move into the intertidal zone to find our what sorts of living things survive in this challenging environment.  A variety of crabs, snails, clams, worms and small fish are likely to be discovered.

It’s going to be muddy so dress appropriately.

Meet at the parking to a the bottom of Page Avenue,  below Hylan Boulevard.

For more information contact Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327

Jun
10
Sat
Mount Loretto Unique Area
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Walk along the trails through the meadows, the wetlands and shoreline and into the Butler Woods.  Explore the diversity of habitats in this south shore parkland system which Protectors helped to preserve in the mid-1990’s.  Now home to eagles and deer, orchids and a rich variety of butterflies no one could have anticipated just how special the Mount Loretto property would have become once preserved.  Participants will investigate the area for birds and butterflies, horseshoe crabs and even fossils buried among the layers of detritus at the beach.

For more information and exact meeting location contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666

Jun
11
Sun
Arden Heights Woods Park Preserve
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Arden Height Woods Park Preserve boats NYC’s largest forested freshwater wetland, and state rare flora like the sweet bay magnolia and American strawberry bush.  Arden Heights Woods Park Preserve is a precious habitat island in a sea of human development.  We will study the flora and fauna that thrive in the park’s wetlands and oak-hickory forested uplands.

We will meet at the DEC entrance song Woodrow Road beside Berry Avenue.

For more information contact Will Lenihan at wleni5584@gmail.com

Jun
17
Sat
Forest Restoration Workshop – Egbertville Ravine
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is our 249th Workshop.  We will pull and bag garlic mustard along the trail and perhaps remove multi-flora rose.

Meet at the entrance to the White Trail (on Meisner Road opposite the Bluebelt dam close to the intersection of Manor and Rockland).

Protectors will provide gloves, bags, tools and refreshments.

For more information contact Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393

(Service Credit is available)