Neighborhood Nature Series (Eltingville)
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join with curious, novice and studied members of Protectors as we explore the wild streets of Eltingville. Our neighborhoods are alive with birds and butterflies, trees, flowers and shrubs. Investigate what lies below the canopy of street trees, where birds nest and butterflies nectar. Enjoy a stroll along residential streets and search for the mammals that use our homes as their own. Participants are asked to meet at the corner of Amboy Road and Richmond Avenue. For more information call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or email him at

The Little Big Day Bird Count
Sep 9 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Designed to capture data on the south-bound, fall migration of birds crossing Staten Island, the Little Big Day Bird Count offers participants an opportunity to go afield with like-minded folk seeking to collect consistent field data, the backbone of citizen science. Participants are asked to identify birds and butterflies used to tabulate a snapshot of species seen on the second Saturday of September, the height of the south-bound bird migration here on Staten Island. Now in its 17th year, birders have identified more than 150 species of birds and nearly 40 species of butterflies through the years. If you are interested and would like to learn more call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or email him at