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August 2018

Paddle for Plum Island

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orient Beach State Park, Route 25
Orient, NY 11957 United States
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$50
Bug Light

Help raise awareness and funds to support the campaign to preserve Plum Island with a paddle from Orient Beach State Park to Long Beach Bar Lighthouse and back! Register today and start fundraising! Then join Save the Sound and Long Island Paddlers with your kayak or stand up paddleboard for a 10:00 a.m. registration and 11:00 a.m. launch from the park's kayak access point. Enjoy a paddle up through the park's northern bays and creeks, stop for a group rest…

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EMCA Meeting: Troubled Waters in Oysterponds

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane
Orient, 11957 United States
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East Marion

Troubled Waters in Oysterponds THREATS TO OUR WATER SUPPLY   Saturday, August 18, 2018 10 a.m. – noon at Poquatuck Hall  1160 Skippers Lane, Orient Free and open to all  •  For updates go to emca.us   Troubled Waters: Threats To Our Water Supply is an informative discussion on the quality and quantity of the water you drink, the sustainability of our water and the way we are using it in and around our homes.  This examination of a decreasing resource…

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Full Sturgeon Moon Hike with SoFo & FLPG

August 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free
Full Moon

Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo). The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon, since sturgeon were most readily caught during August. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SoFo on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Afterward, stay for…

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Shadmoor Trail Hike with CCOM & SoFo

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Shadmoor State Park, 2000 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954 United States
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Free

Cosponsored with the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Concerned Citizens of Montauk. Walk Leaders: Representative of Concerned Citizens of Montauk and Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educator. Join the Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the South Fork Natural History Museum for a fast-paced trail walk along the bluffs at Shadmoor State Park in Montauk. We will be joined by a representative of the CCOM who will tell us about how they are working to…

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Full Long Night Moon Hike at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5 – $10
Full Moon

Join us for a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities. Reservations required 24 hours prior, space is limited. A program for adults and families with children over 8. Meet in parking lot. $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members. Call 631.653.4771 to register.

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Birds of Prey Up Close and Personal at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$10

Join QWR in the Nature Center for a live bird of prey presentation. During this program, you will get to meet a variety of native raptors including a two Eastern Screech Owls (red phase and grey phase), a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk, and a Peregrine Falcon. Learn the amazing adaptations these birds have to be such excellent hunters. Bring a camera as photo opportunities will be available. For adults and families. Not recommended for children under 6. $10.00…

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September 2018

Tropical Fish of Shinnecock Bay with Group for the East End

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. In September a great variety of tropical fishes can be found in Shinnecock Bay: Butterflyfish, Mullet, Filefish, Jacks, Trunkfish, Sea Horses, Cornetfish, Groupers… Join us on this exciting adventure as we wade with seines and dip nets in search of these southern visitors. Please wear water shoes. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Combing Orient Beach for Natural Treasures with GFEE

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Orient Beach State Park, Route 25
Orient, NY 11957 United States
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Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Orient Beach is a great destination to search for evidence of near-shore creatures. We will comb its shoreline looking for a wide variety of seashells, crab shells, and other natural treasures. Families are encouraged to join us for this fun and educational event. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Migrating Monarchs and Merlins on Dune Road with GFEE

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Join Group for the East End for a wildlife search along Dune Road west of the Shinnecock Inlet. The trip is timed to coincide with low tide, which should enhance our chances to see diverse shorebirds and wading birds. If winds are blowing from the northwest, migrating swallows, hawks, dragonflies, and butterflies will compete for our attention. Please bring binoculars. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450…

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