• Coastal Ecology Exploration, Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

    Coastal Ecology Exploration, Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area 500 Slice Dr, Oceanside, NY 11572 Led by Peter Martin This 52-acre preserve is devoted to environmental education and natural history. Join naturalist and educator Peter Martin to learn more about the tides, Long Island’s glacial geology, barrier beach and estuarine formations, microalgae, the movements of insects and birds and barrier beach flora and fauna as the seasons change. 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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  • Explore the Hills, Trails and Meadow of Cushman Woods

    Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 11:30 am Cushman Woods Still Road, Matinecock Led by Jane Jackson The Land Alliance’s Cushman Woods has come a long way since its acquisition in 2015, thanks in large part to the support of local community members.  Learn about some of the plants and wildlife that occupy the preserve as we explore its hilly woodland trails, ending at what was once a weed-covered utility line to learn about the meadow installation underway. 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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  • Tour the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery

    Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED) 287 South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719 Led by Eric Powers Join CEED staff at Long Island’s newest nature center for a tour of their site, a look back at its history and a look forward to future plans. Of course, we will be on the lookout for overwintering wildlife, tracks and other signs of animal life on the grounds. Depending on the status of renovation, we might also tour the inside of the Lodge, built in the late 1800’s. Prepare to be amazed at how CEED is merging history, wildlife, art and education in meaningful ways. 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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  • Hike One of Long Island’s Most Treasured and Ecologically Valuable Natural Areas.

    Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 am Humes Preserve 349 Oyster Bay Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765 Led by Jane Jackson The Beaver Brook watershed’s biodiversity is noteworthy for Long Island – even though it is a mere 20 miles from New York City. Spanning parts of Matinecock, Upper Brookville and other villages and much of Mill Neck, the Beaver Brook watershed is one of Long Island’s most treasured and ecologically valuable natural areas. The brook starts as a trickle between Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley and Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville. It flows northward, forming a small pond before it passes under Oyster Bay Road. There it enters Upper Francis Pond, where a pair of Osprey have nested for years. After narrowing to a creek again for a few hundred feet at the spillway at the pond’s northern edge, it forms Lower Francis Pond and then passes through a culvert under Frost Mill Road. North of that it flows into the Humes Preserve; continuing northward the brook enters Shu Swamp. Finally, the brook makes its way to Beaver Lake, beyond which the Mill Neck Creek estuary passes into Long Island Sound. With a focus on covering some ground in this spectacular corridor of conserved land, this hike will warm you up! 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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  • Tour Cranberry Bog Preserve, Riverhead

    Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 am Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve 3815 Lake Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 Led by Andy Greller Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve, a tiny jewel set in the wetlands of Riverhead, is what remains of an abandoned cranberry-growing operation. The 165-acre preserve serves as part of the drainage system of the Peconic River and is a natural reservoir for Long Island’s freshwater supply. The acidic marshes, bogs and wetlands of the surrounding area made it an ideal habitat for growing cranberries. Hiking trails on the property allow for sights of the Little Peconic River, various plant life, birds, reptiles and other local wildlife. Join us at this magnificent preserve when mushrooms, cranberries in the bog and fall color make it the most beguiling time of year. 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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