Humes Preserve – Coming Soon
Oyster Bay Road just north of Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck
The property consists of meadow, woodland and freshwater wetlands and includes preserved land owned by Nassau County. Combined with the adjoining Shu Swamp Preserve and Francis Pond conservation areas and the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, the Humes Preserve is at the heart of a corridor of 150 protected contiguous acres of open space. These conserved areas and surrounding lands are the headwaters to a series of rivers, lakes and waterways (both freshwater and tidal) that eventually reach the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Long Island Sound. Conservation of this property helped complete one of the most important wetland and open space corridors on the North Shore of Long Island.
What you’ll find there:
Snapping Turtle, Blue-winged Warblers, a diversity of woodpeckers, spring ephemeral plants including rue anemone and red trillium, a formal garden and visitors’ hut.
Join our Friends of the Humes Preserve Group
Your membership entitles you to unlimited year-round access to the Humes Preserve for birding, hiking, snow shoeing or plain old relaxing in nature. You will be invited to special friend events – including walks, workshops, lectures and a “friends only” welcome to summer sip overlooking the meadow. And, You will be a part of ensuring that an extraordinary new place will be available for our community to share.
You can also donate an item from our wish list to help spruce up the Preserve.