Join us as we study the progress of wildflowers over the course of the spring in this unique and undisturbed natural area. Park at Jasper Street and Forest Hill Road and meet across the street at the corner of the entrance to the College of Staten Island. Bring field guides. Registration is required. Please contact Hillel at 718-477-0545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a cell phone contact.
Join Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for a natural history tour of Staten Island’s newest open space park. We will view numerous salt creeks, freshwater wetlands, grasslands and beautiful scenery; a must for hawk watching. Brookfield Park stretches along the south eastern banks of Richmond Creek and runs from Richmond Avenue to Richmondtown. Meet in the main parking lot at 575 Arthur Kill Road, just north of Armstrong Avenue. For more information contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317- 7666.
Our 262nd workshop; note this the 2nd Saturday! Meet at the entrance to the White Trail (on Meisner Avenue opposite the Bluebelt dam close to the intersection of Manor Road and Rockland Avenue). In order to preserve the wildflowers along the section of trail leading toward Nevada Avenue we will pull and bag garlic-mustard and possibly remove multiflora rose. Protectors will provide gloves, bags, tools and refreshments. Call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393 for more information. (Service credit is available.)
There is nature in every neighborhood on Staten Island and Protectors president, Cliff Hagen, is excited to visit different locations across the Island to explore and enjoy the nature at our doorsteps. Participants will meet in the center of town, Huguenot, at the intersection of Amboy Road and Huguenot Avenue. We will walk the local streets and watch for the busy activity of squirrels and blue jays, search for late migrating birds, butterflies and dragonflies and try to identify aged trees based on bark, colorful foliage and leaf litter. Call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591 or e-mail him at ppow@ siprotectors.org for more information.
Meet at the park entrance on Van Duzer Street between Broad Street and St. Paul’s Avenue. Participants will ascend the steep trails to look at the serpentine outcrops and unique community of plants that manage to live here, as well as relish the marvelous views across the bay. From this walk it will be apparent why hillside preservation zoning here is an important issue. Note that some of these trails may be difficult. Call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 for more information.