Posted by Admin on December 2, 2020
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.
- Worth the Wait: Humes Preserve Opened to the Public
- Restore our Bays: Applying Innovative Advanced Nitrogen Reducing Technologies to Long Island Septic Systems.
- Government Updates: The Great American Outdoors Act and A Community Preservation Plan for the Town of New Paltz, NY
- 2021 Walks in the Woods Preview
- Roosevelt Community Garden Safely Reopens Amid COVID 19 Pandemic
- Stepping Up to the Plate: Bostwick Dollar-For-Dollar Matching Gift Challenge
- O’Neil Conservation Stewards Program Extended
- Water Issues Are Not Unique to Long Island
- Loss of Plant Species
- Schmidlapp-Humes Estate listed on Registers of Historic Places