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Bird Walk - Doodletown Sunday, May 6, 9:00 AM; Rain date, May 27
Leader: Chris Mignone Doodletown is the site of a former isolated hamlet near Bear Mountain in the town of Stony Point, NY. The site was settled in the 1760s and reached its peak population in the 1940s. After the Second World War, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission began to purchase many of the homes and in the 1960s the remaining properties were acquired through eminent domain. The stone remains of some of the homes can still be seen. For birders, it is renowned for the diversity and abundance of its species, especially warblers. Cerulean, Hooded, Kentucky and Worm-eating are all present here along with some of the more common warblers. Birders can also expect an assortment of vireos, flycatchers and a host of other woodland species.
Directions: From NYC/Westchester area: Travel west over the Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 13 then take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north. Go north to Route 6 to the Bear Mountain traffic circle. Leave the circle at the first exit, the Bear Mountain State Park exit . At the light, follow the left fork south along 9W. Within less than 1 mile there will be several small parking areas near two, white concrete abutments indicating the bridge over Doodletown Brook. Park along the road.
"Come Bird with Books!"
Led by Jeanne Waful
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 PM
Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison, NY
Come join us for a lively discussion about your favorite guide books for birds, trees, seashells ~ just about whatever books related to nature and the environment you think are worthy of talking about! We'd love to hear from you, learn from you and maybe get some new ideas about what to see or where to go in the local area for birding, nature walks, walks along the water. Open to birders and non-birders alike.