• The Natural Communities of Sound View Dunes Park

    Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 9:00 am Sound View Dunes Park 4201-5801 Soundview Avenue, Southold, NY 11971 Led by John Turner Explore Sound View Dunes Park’s 57 acres of beach, dune, wetland and forest habitats with one of Long Island’s most famous naturalists. John Turner is a co-founder of the Long Island Pine Barrens and is the author of Exploring the other Island – a classic guide to Long Island. Attendees will experience firsthand how remarkable it is that so much of the natural world remains to explore our island that is home to nearly eight million people (as well the native fauna Turner so affectionately describes). The focus will be on birds during the spring migration. This walk is free of charge, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change. Please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


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  • Basic Survival Skills, Caumsett State Park

    Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 11:00 am Caumsett State Park 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Lloyd Neck, NY 11743 Led by Virginia Dankel While most of us are fortunate to have a warm bed to crawl into at night, it’s interesting to know that you could survive in natural areas like Caumsett if you ever needed to. This hands-on program will teach you how to find food, start a fire and build a shelter. There will be some sitting on the grass. This program should be of particular interest to participants 18 and older and those who love to camp. This walk is free of charge, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change. Please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


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    Spring Ephemeral Plants, Humes Preserve

    Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00 am Humes Preserve 349 Oyster Bay Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765 Led by Michael Kliger After a long winter, we’re all eager to get out of our houses and wander out into the stark, tawny woodlands of early spring, to see little shoots and delicate blossoms emerging. Spring ephemeral plants are the first to pop up after winter and the first to flower. Join us on the trail for spring’s fleeting wonders! Learn about responsible foraging in our local woodlands. This walk is free of charge, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change. Please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


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  • Winter Botany and Birds, Hallock State Park

    Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00 am Hallock State Park Preserve 6062 Sound Avenue, Jamesport, NY 11947 Led by MaryLaura Lamont Winter botany is challenging, but it’s fun to learn the differences among trees, shrubs and other plants. By using buds, seeds and bark we will observe a variety of plants growing at Hallock State Park Preserve. Learn differences among the hickories, oaks, tupelos and more! We will also observe and identify all the birds we can find this time of year. At a minimum, hawks, sparrows and seabirds will be found. You will also hear about the cultural history of this 225-acre preserved piece of land. Be prepared to walk about 2 miles past fields and woods through trails that lead to Long Island Sound.  This is a joint program with the Long Island Botanical Society. This walk is free of charge, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change. Please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


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  • Bird Identification and Behavior, Tiffany Creek Preserve

    Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 8:00 am Tiffany Creek Preserve Oyster Bay Cove Led by Stephane Perrault From brilliantly colored hummingbirds to predatory red-tailed hawks, birds are among the most beautiful and bizarre creatures on Earth. They also provide us with important scientific data. As populations of birds change, those fluctuations may indicate shifts in pollution levels, climate change, habitat loss, migration timing and more. Join ornithologist Stephane Perrault to learn about bird identification and breeding behaviors used to collect data for the New York State breeding bird atlas. This walk is free of charge, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change. Please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


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