Con Edison Family Science Night – Exploring Planetary Science! Wednesday, December 19

Wednesday, December 19: Save the date for Con Edison Family Science Night – the topic for this month will be Planetary Sciene! We are happy to launch our second season of Con Edison Family Science Night, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish together. […]

Winter Yoga Series: Friday Evenings in January

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25: Begin the new year – and your weekend – with an evening of indoor Yoga practice at the Greenbelt Nature Center.  Our friends from Five Boro Power Yoga will provide a series of four classes for people of all experience levels.   Come to all or some.  Stretch, breathe and relax your way into 2019.  Minimum donation to the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy is $10.00 per class – payable at the door.   BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle.

A wonderful book and gift idea for Greenbelt fans

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.  The outcome is today’s Greenbelt with its acres of natural areas, miles of trails and attractive parks and facilities.

Birding in the Greenbelt by Howard Fischer

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species. Photo: Red-shouldered hawk by Virginia Re.

Winter is on its way to the Greenbelt’s parks and trail system!

Throughout the winter months, there are still pretty vistas to enjoy, however – the air is crisp and it’s a great time to explore the outdoors.  Visibility is broader and birds nests are revealed in the tree tops.  The Greenbelt is home to a range of gorgeous trees – maple, tulip and sassafras, to name a few.  Walk the trails in the winter sunshine to enjoy the open feeling of the forest and the peace and quiet for which the Greenbelt is known.