The Daily Plant : Friday, January 20, 2006
Take A Tour Indoors and Out
This weekend, take your pick of indoor wonders or outdoor delights when you choose from a variety of free citywide events. Visit www.nyc.gov/parks for more ideas.
Catch a glimpse of the impressive but elusive raptors of Pelham Bay Park during Night Owling this Saturday, January 21. Chief Naturalist Michael Feller will lead a walk at dusk in search of a pair of long-eared owls roosting in the evergreens. January and February are great months for spotting these owls. Meet at the Orchard Beach parking lot at 4:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour through Prospect Park’s new nature trails during Introduction to Birdwatching this Saturday, January 21. With more than 200 species of birds, it’s no wonder the National Audubon Society has designated Prospect Park an Important Bird Area. Meet at Wollman Rink at 12:00 p.m. to take part in this free event.
View the Merchant House as it was seen by House and Garden magazine readers back in 1944 with the new exhibit, "Through the Lens of Samuel H. Gottscho," open now through February 27. The Merchant’s House Museum is located at 29 East 4th Street.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a heart-pumping hike along Forest Park’s scenic Orange Trail this Sunday, January 22. Hikers will meets at 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Park Visitor Center at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. This event is free and open to the public. Don’t forget to dress for the weather and bring plenty of water.
Join educators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a day of fun when you participate in Wet & Wild for the Day on Sunday, January 22. Educators will lead these exciting, free activities from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the Greenbelt Nature Center at Rockland and Brielle Avenues.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that
it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us."
Robert Louis Stevenson
Directions to Willowbrook Park
Know Before You Go
The tennis courts at Willowbrook Park Tennis Courts have been closed indefinitely in order to repair the asphalt.
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