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Let’s Explore the Winter Beach in Hampton Bays with SoFo

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Walk Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

Winter is a wonderful time to look for shells. Winter storms churn up large waves, which pull shells from the bottom of the bays and ocean and deposit them within easy reach of the beach explorer. Join Crystal as she walks along Hampton Bay’s Ponquogue beaches looking for moon snail, basket snail, scallop, surf clam, and mussel shells as well as any other treasures the waves gift us with. Learn about tides, the different types of sand, how to read the beach, how to tell the age of the animal that made a shell, and possible evidence of shell predation. Bundle up, since the winter winds create the waves that present us with our shelling treasures.

Advance reservations are required for all SoFo events, which are free for members, $7.50 for child non-members and $10 for adult non-members. Materials fees may apply, and will be listed above. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: 631.537.9735.


January 7, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ponquogue Beach
280 Dune Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946 United States
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