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Mar
26
Sun
Crooke’s Point @ Great Kills Park
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Maritime spits such as Crooke’s Point are dynamic typographical features which are formed and sculpted by water and wind action. Join naturalist Paul T. Lederer in a talk and walk where he will discuss the geology and human history of the site as well as the plants and animals that call this place home. Participants will meet at the Beach Center Parking Lot in Great Kills Park near the dirt road leading out to Crooke’s Point. To get to the Beach Center Parking Lot, follow Buffalo Street to just before it turns into the dirt permit road.

For more information or directions contact Paul Lederer at (718) 987-1576.

Apr
2
Sun
Crooke’s Point @ Great Kills Park
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Maritime spits such as Crooke’s Point are dynamic typographical features which are formed and sculpted by water and wind action. Join naturalist Paul T. Lederer in a talk and walk where he will discuss the geology and human history of the site as well as the plants and animals that call this place home. Participants will meet at the Beach Center Parking Lot in Great Kills Park near the dirt road leading out to Crooke’s Point. To get to the Beach Center Parking Lot, follow Buffalo Street to just before it turns into the dirt permit road.

For more information or directions contact Paul Lederer at (718) 987-1576.

Apr
9
Sun
Goodhue Woods @ Goodhue Woods
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come explore one of New York City’s newest park properties. The woodlands and fields of the Goodhue property are a rare forested north shore property and it deserves to be investigated.  Participants will look for evidence of the area’s geologic history, observe its present ecosystems, and discuss its relation to adjacent areas in the same watershed.  For more information contact Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327.

Apr
15
Sat
Forest Restoration Workshop at Deere Park @ Deere Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet in the parking lot at the dead end of Staten Island Blvd. (south of Petrides School).  We will ascend the trail toward the Butterworth Avenue entrance where we will continue to uproot Japanese Barberry, Burning Bush and Wisteria (our 247th workshop).  On the way we will pull up a patch of Winter-creeper growing beside the trail.  If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves, pruners & refreshments.  After the work session we will take a short walk over nearby trails.  For more information contact Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718) 667-1393.  (Service credit is available.)

Wolfe’s Pond Park @ Wolfe's Pond Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experience one of nature’s most delicate and subtle dramas firsthand with beautiful ephemeral wildflowers racing against the clock to leaf out, bloom, attract pollinators, and set seed all before the forest canopy develops and blocks out the sun.  Wolfe’s Pond Park is one of the riches sites on Staten Island to witness native ephemerals like trout lily and Virginia spring beauty.  We will meet at the parking lot near the NYC Parks Department facilities at the end of Chester Avenue.  For more information contact Will Lenihan at wleni5584@gmail.com.

Crooke’s Point @ Great Kills Park
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Maritime spits such as Crooke’s Point are dynamic typographical features which are formed and sculpted by water and wind action. Join naturalist Paul T. Lederer in a talk and walk where he will discuss the geology and human history of the site as well as the plants and animals that call this place home. Participants will meet at the Beach Center Parking Lot in Great Kills Park near the dirt road leading out to Crooke’s Point. To get to the Beach Center Parking Lot, follow Buffalo Street to just before it turns into the dirt permit road.

For more information or directions contact Paul Lederer at (718) 987-1576.