• Early Spring Walk at Humes Preserve_North Shore Land Alliance

    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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  • 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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