FREE GUIDED WALKS AND TALKS -Taking in Autumn Splendor October 2018
FREE Guided Nature Walks and T
FREE Guided Nature Walks and Talks on Staten Island are on Protectors of Pine Oak Woods Calendar for the month of June.
Though only 21 acres in size the Seaside Nature Preserve includes a natural beach, an open field, playgrounds and an overall relaxing environment for humans and wildlife. Scheduled for low tide participants take a look at inter-tidal life as well as observe the potential for expansion during this hour-long stroll. Meet at the park entrance at the end of Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, 10308. For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327. https://www.
Join Protectors of Pine Oak Woods to celebrate the nature and wildlife photographers, sponsors, and beauty of Staten Island! One copy of this full-color 12-month 2019 calendar with images of Staten Island’s parks, wildlife and natural beauty will be available for a donation of $5 each. Stop by for cookies and coffee, to meet the photographers and enjoy an exhibit of their work. Explore other historic houses within Conference House Park that will be open for free viewing as part of Open House New York weekend. Location: Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY (Biddle House is an historic house within Conference House Park). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Guide Skye Suter, program director of Staten Island Herb Society, an organization for the purpose of promoting the growth of herbs and the use of herb gardens, as she introduces popular herbs from the late 1800s. Charles Winne Jr., better known as “Bopper”, was a young boy with a great botanical curiosity. As the son of as surgeon, he lived at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island shortly after the Civil War period. Learn about some of the herbs and plants Bopper might have discovered while exploring the fort and see flora of the world through his eyes in the historic setting of the Mont Sec House. A lesson in pressing plants for a botanical scrapbook, or herbarium is included. Call 718-354-4500 or e-mail Diane_Wulff@nps.gov
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 266th workshop meets at Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock (200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY) at Administration building. Join other volunteers removing invasive plants and replanting with native ones. If the work is done before 2:00, take a short guided walk over nearby trails. For more information call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393. (Service credit is available.
Join Protectors of Pine Oak Woods guides for a natural history tour of Staten Island’s newest open space park. 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 Historic 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.
This autumn 10 mile walk begins at Willowbrook Park, the western gateway to Staten Island’s magnificent centerpiece. The Greenbelt stretches through the Corson’s Brook Woods of Willowbrook Park and extends through the deciduous woodlands that inhabit Staten Island’s heartland. Explore the woods and wetlands of Staten Island’s largest park with Protectors of Pine Oak Woods while enjoying the fall foliage. Participants will meet in the Eton Place parking lot beside Willowbrook Pond at the Carousel For All Children. For more information call Dominick Durso at 917-478-7607.