#NewsFlash | Let’s Take a Walk…or Three
BY QEDC It's In Queens
The weather. The nature. The sunsets. September and October are great months for walking in New York City.
As always, Queens is a step ahead of the other boroughs, and this weekend presents three wonderful opportunities to get out of the house, get some exercise, and even get educated.
The first one is Bird Walk with NYC Audubon at Queens Botanical Garden on Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 9:30 am. This is the opportunity to spot and identify feathered friends with some of the city’s most knowledgeable experts and learn about how QBG (43-50 Main St., Flushing) attracts and serves these creatures at this time of year.
Click here for registration, which is required. Entry prices vary.
Then get some rest, eat, sleep, and head to the Equinox Walk at Alley Pond Environmental Center (224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens) on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm.
Jocelyn Perez from Herbalists Without Borders will lead this trek, which celebrates the upcoming season. Notebooks and cameras are suggested as she’ll point out and discuss Alley Pond Park’s different plants with a heavy emphasis on those associated with the Equinox and traditional seasonal folklore.
Leashed dogs are welcome!
Admission is $10 and anti-COVID masks are required. Click here to register, which is also required.
The American Littoral Society’s Don Riepe leads the Judy Weston Memorial Nature Walk in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sept. 12 at 10 am.
This special trip around ponds and gardens honors Weston, a Littoral Society member who was active in the NY State Coastal Cleanup and R-Corp program. Participants will look for migrating warblers, shorebirds, and wading birds as well as monarchs and other butterflies.
It’s free and JBWR’s entrance is at 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd. in Broad Channel.
Images: American Littoral Society