2021 Walks in the Woods Preview

Here’s a preview of our 2021 Walks in the Woods, which are open to the general public.

Sunday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. – North Fork Preserve, Northville
In partnership with Long Island Botanical Society and led by Eric Lamont
This extensive property contains many fascinating ecological communities. We will walk through old growth forest in the Harbor Hill Moraine and successional fields on the outwash plain.

Saturday, March 6, 11:00 a.m. – East Meadow Farm, East Meadow
In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Nassau County, Led by Mary Callanan
Explore a diversity of demonstration gardens at this highly educational location. There will be a focus on the thriving arboretum started in 2013 and you may even learn some pruning techniques.

Saturday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. – Fox Hollow Preserve, Laurel Hollow
Led by Dave Taft
Enjoy this dramatic property before the trees leaf out when its native groundcovers are particularly inviting.

Saturday, May 1, 2:00 p.m.
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside

Led by Peter Martin
This program will feature a variety of the wonders of spring, particularly shorebirds and warblers stopping over at the preserve during their
migration north.

Saturday June 19 (Juneteenth!), 11:00 a.m.
Red Cote Preserve, Oyster Bay Cove

Led by Meghan Leverock
In honor of NYS Invasive Species Awareness Week come out and explore Red Cote Preserve where you will learn about invasive plants common on Long Island and how you can help prevent their spread.

Saturday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.
Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood

Led by Amanda Furcall
If you’ve never visited the Sisters’ sprawling and thriving campus you are in for a treat! Amanda, landscape ecologist, will show us the grounds and introduce us to some of its inhabitants.

Tuesday, August 24, 9:30 a.m.
Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck

Led by Virginia Dankel
Virginia’s literary walk will highlight lots of inspirational readings in addition to nature (of course!).

Saturday, August 28, 10:00 a.m.
John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden and Shu Swamp, Mill Neck

Led by Ann Lotowycz and Mary Schmutz
Learn all about iconic cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), its value to wildlife and a research project when its striking
bloom marks its presence.

Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Wawapek, Cold Spring Harbor

Led by Stella Miller
Stella does the best Eastern Screech Owl call around and has a knack for enticing other owl species.

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m.
Cranberry Bog Preserve, Riverhead

In partnership with Long Island Mycological Club – Led by Andy Greller – Join us at this magnificent preserve when mushrooms, cranberries in the bog and fall color
make it the most beguiling time of year.

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 a.m.
Roosevelt Preserve, Roosevelt

Led by Jane Jackson, Michael Kliger and Leslie Pieters
This is arguably the most beautiful time of year to explore Meadow Brook and Roosevelt Preserve. Take it all in as we learn about foraging and recognize the October 27th birthday of Teddy Roosevelt.

Sunday, December 5, 11:00 a.m.
Cushman Woods, Matinecock

Led by Richard Weir
Richard will lead us through this majestic tucked-away woodland and introduce us to its diverse plant community as we make our way up and
down its extensive hilly trails.

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