Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Upcoming events; Prospect report

This note from Renee was received thru the BBC website. Of note is speaker Paul Sweet, who birds Prospect and is a nearby resident.Paul is the Bird skins manager at the American Museum of Natural History.

From: Storiale, Renee <Renee.Storiale@metmuseum.org>
To: info <info@brooklynbirdclub.org>
Sent: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 1:33 pm
Subject: Friday Evening Gallery Event--Birds in the Art of Japan

Hi There!
My name is Renee Storiale and I work in the education department at the Metropolitan Museum.  I wanted to reach out to you because we are doing a unique bird-related event next week that I think some of your members may be interested in. As part of the event, we will actually have AMNH ornithologist Paul Sweet talking about the birds in the galleries, plus lots of other fun activities to correspond to our exhibition Birds in the Art of Japan.
Details are below – Please feel free to forward to any of your contacts or distribution lists, post online, etc… And let me know if you have any questions.
Renee Storiale
Adult Gallery Education Intern
Flock to the Met for a fun Friday evening!
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Met Museum Presents

Friday Evening Gallery Event

Design your own evening as you choose among short, interactive experiences in the exhibition Birds in the Art of Japan, and encounter a spectacular array of real and fanciful birds along the way.

Friday, July 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

This program is free with Museum admission and open to everyone.
Meets in Gallery 225, The Sackler Wing Galleries, 2nd floor
Start your evening early with a curator-led tour of the exhibition at 6:30 in Gallery 225.
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Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (detail); Japan; Momoyama period (1573–1615), second half of the 16th century; Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Gifts, 1987 (1987.342.1, .2)

The exhibition is made possible by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation.


The second event regards cleanup efforts of Prospect Lake:


Hello Friends,
Members of WILD for Prospect Park- http://www.wildforprospectpark.com/ will be venturing out to do a Lakeside Cleanup and Visitor Outreach on Sunday, July 28th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Our focus for this event will be on the OceanAve/Parkside Ave side of the lake.
We will scan and clean the banks of the watercourse for harmful debris such as plastic, fishing line and hooks and other trash.

We will also reach out and speak to visitors about the effects of feeding waterfowl and how they can become better stewards of the park's wildlife.
WhenSunday, July 28th
Time2:00pm - 4:00pm (Please arrive a few minutes early as we will be distributing supplies)
WhereMeet at the Rustic Shelter located inside the park by the lake near the Parkside and Ocean Ave entrance
Please feel free to share this email!
See you then!

~WILD for Prospect Park Steering Committee


This morning , 3 LEAST TERNS patrolled the Lake, a delightful sight to see this species continually visiting the lake, diving the surface for prey. Its been a good summer just with this species.

Along the south Midwood east -west woods trail ( with railing ) in the center is WOOD THRUSH country. I spotted the bird flying across  as I traveled thru.