Bird and Nature Walk Events Around Staten Island

June 09, 2017 | Blog | Reading Time 2:00 Minutes

Staten Island is a dream come true for bird and nature lovers. Home to some of the greatest parks, forests, walks and habitats, Staten Island is a sanctuary unto itself, waiting to be discovered by new explorers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Find uncut paths and enjoy the many and varied birds –including herons, osprey and purple martins – that make their home on the island. And since nature is always changing, you are sure to enjoy a truly unique experience on every adventure!

Birding and Nature Walks in Staten Island

If you love the great outdoors as much as we do, here is a sampling of bird and nature walk events to attend this summer around Staten Island:

1. Tuscan Garden Walk

  • Saturday, July 1, 1 pm (rain or shine)
  • Snug Harbor’s Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden
  • Tickets sold here
  • Come learn about Tuscan culture/Italian garden traditions! The Tuscan Garden is modeled after Florence’s Villa Gamberaia. Enjoy reflecting pools, period plantings, topiary and a beautiful green amphitheater. (Note: Meet in front of the Carl Grillo Glass House)

2. Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

  • Wednesday, July 12, from 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Great Kills Park, 3270 Hylan Blvd
  • Free (with donations welcome)
  • The walk features a 1- to 2-mile guided walk through the green space of Staten Island.

3. Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

  • Wednesday, August 30, from 10 am to 12 noon (rain or shine)
  • Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee St
  • Free (with donations welcome)
  • Come join the search for migrating birds! Walk 1 to 2 miles on dirt trails over uneven or wet terrain. Please dress for the weather, keeping in mind the proper footwear, sun protection and water.

These dates are just a small sampling of the many events hosted by the city agencies, cultural organizations and community organizations on Staten Island. If you are looking for a vibrant retirement community involved in opportunities like the ones listed above – paired with on-site medical oversight and trained, caring staff – look no further. Here at The Brielle, we are tucked away from the fast-paced surroundings of the city, yet we are conveniently located to allow frequent visits to our natural wooded oasis. We are truly a hidden gem. Contact us today for more information about our retirement community on Staten Island.