Blue Heron Park Bulletin
Friends of Blue Heron Park, Inc.

SPRING 2015

Greetings Friends,

Spring is here! After a cold, snowy February, warm temps and the first signs of spring are finally returning to the park. The Cardinals and Blue Jays are the first to start singing, even as the snow was still falling here in Annadale. Now the Blackbirds are moving through the park in huge numbers. In April, the floodgates will open and spring migration will really take off! Throughout April and May, over one hundred species of migratory bird will make their annual trek through our

area, finding their way to their breeding grounds in northern New York and

Canada. The peak of migration occurs around mid-May and can be quite a

spectacle to witness first hand. Usually the best area to find birds around the park is along the Spring Pond loop and behind the nature center. We have enjoyed a

number of rare and beautiful birds at the park in spring including the elusive Yellow-throated and Prothonotary Warblers! We invite you to come out and

participate in one of our wonderful free programs, or enjoy the sounds of nature as you stroll through the woods. I look forward to seeing you out on the trail!

Mike Shanley
President

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For your pleasure, every Saturday and Sunday there is a naturalist-guided walk at 1:15 and another at 2:15, leaving from the Blue Heron Nature Center.

NATURE LIBRARY - Visit Blue Heron Nature Center’s NATURE LIBRARY, a collection of guidebooks, books & magazines about nature in the NYC area -- for adults, youngsters & children. The NATURE LIBRARY is available daily, except Monday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nature Center -- for your study & enjoyment.


Friends of Blue Heron Park Officers

President: Mike Shanley
VP: Cliff Hagen
Corresponding Secretary: Howie Fisher
Recording Secretary: Elaine Croteau
Treasurer: Ellen Overby
President Emeritus: Jack Baird
Bulletin Typist: Kerry Baird

Board Members

Dave Bernstein * Dominick Durso
Lois Baird * Denny Pizzini
Gert Coleman * Howie Fischer
Bill Tellefsen * Jen Shanley

Executive Director

Ellen Pratt


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