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August 2019

Full Sturgeon Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve

August 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:30 PM  9:30 PM According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” August’s full moon is also called the “Sturgeon Moon” and received its name from the Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as the time when this large fish was abundant. Throughout this guided one mile walk, you’ll discover the sights and sounds of the preserve beneath the moonlight. You may have the opportunity to even see or hear an owl! Flashlight or headlamp suggested.…

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Sturgeon Moon Hike with FLPG & SoFo

August 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free

Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Walk Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Cosponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely paced one-hour hike through open-field trails on this hike in Vineyard Field. The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for naming this moon, since sturgeon was most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the full Red Moon because, as…

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A Taste of Australia Didgeridoo Workshop at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$30
A Taste of Australia Didgeridoo Workshop at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

G’day mate…come and make your own Didgeridoo, Dot Paint it in the traditional Australian Aboriginal style, then learn how to play it. Australian Chris Pitkin will talk to you about Australia’s Aboriginal culture and the Didgeridoo – Yidaki – the world’s oldest wind instrument. He’ll show you how to Dot Paint your Didge the traditional way, and then will teach you how to play. Chris spent years traveling in the Australian Outback, learning about its Aboriginal Dreamtime, and its 60,000…

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NFAS Lecture: Alan Poole discusses “Ospreys, The Revival of A Global Raptor” at Poquatuck Hall

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane
Orient, 11957 United States
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NFAS Lecture: Alan Poole discusses "Ospreys, The Revival of A Global Raptor" at Poquatuck Hall

Friday, August 16, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, Orient (1160 Skippers Lane) Alan Poole, an Associate of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was editor of the Birds of North America life history series for 22 years. He has been studying Ospreys for over 35 years, and has written two books on the species. Alan will have personally signed copies of his new book "Ospreys, The Revival of A Global Raptor" for purchase!   For additional information call or text…

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Tuesdays with Tom: All Day at Jamaica Bay NWR

August 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tanger Outlets, 200 Tanger Mall Dr
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$4
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge

North Fork Audubon Presents Tuesdays with Tom, Jamaica Bay NWR August 20 - 7 A.M. "J-bay, nuf said". This will be an all day field trip. Bring lunch and plan on having dinner in Howard Beach. Meet at Tanger in front of West Elm Outlet, 1770 W Main St, Riverhead at 7 AM. Please call or text Tom at 631 275-3202 or email  to register. Suggested donation is $4 for nonmembers

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Montauk Observatory Lecture: “Voyagers’ Journey: A Grand Tour of the Solar System” at John Jermain Memorial Library

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Jermain Library, 201 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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Thurs., August 22, 7:00 PM (observing after the talk) Lecture: “Voyagers' Journey: A Grand Tour of the Solar System" Speaker: William Francis Taylor, NASA Solar System Ambassador Location & Co-Sponsor: John Jermain Memorial Library 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY Cost: FREE Registration: Contact the Library: (631) 725-0049 This summer marks the 30th anniversary of Voyager 2’s rendezvous with Neptune, the outermost of the distant gas giant planets. Over the decades, the two Voyager probes have continued their mission to…

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Custer Institute Starfest

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - August 24 @ 11:30 pm
Custer Institute, 1115 Main Bayview Road
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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$20

FRIDAY AUGUST 23 6:00PM - SATURDAY AUGUST 24 11:30PM STARFEST 2019 Custer Institute presents a festival on all things Astronomy from Friday August 23 through Saturday August 24. This two day festival will feature fun and engaging activities for the whole family. Attend all or part of the activities and bring a tent to spend the night on our South Lawn (pre-registration required for camping). All programs will be held at Custer Observatory. Detailed schedule and tickets at custerobservatory.org or…

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Fall Native Plantings Challenge at Peconic Lane Community Center

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Join the North Fork Environmental Council on Friday, August 23rd 6:30 pm  at the Peconic Lane Community Center     Become a part of North Fork Environmental Council's 2019 Fall Native Perennial Planting     Challenge   NFEC is very excited to offer everyone a chance to improve their gardening skills, add even more natural beauty to their property and at the same time increase the amount of food for our Pollinators (bats, bees, birds, butterflies, etc.) which are so important…

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Tropical Fish of Shinnecock Bay with Group for the East End

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM  12:00 PM In the late summer a great variety of tropical fishes can be found in Shinnecock Bay. Last year we encountered Striped Burrfish, Spotfin Butterflyfish, Trunkfish, Band-Tailed Puffer, and Permit, just to mention a few of our exciting discoveries. Join us on this adventure – timed during low tide -- as we wade with seines and dip nets in search of these southern visitors. Please wear water shoes! There will be opportunities to view…

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Shelter Island Green Expo at the American Legion

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shelter Island American Legion, 281 School Street
Shelter Island, NY 11964 United States
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Free Admission

Shelter Island’s Annual Green Expo takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11-3 on the Legion Hall grounds. (In case of rain, the event moves into the Hall.) The Legion Hall is located at the corner of Bateman Road and School Street, across from the High School. Participants at this year’s event include the Peconic Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Peconic Estuary Program, Defend H2O, Group for the East End, and more. Get up close to animals presented by the…

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Birds of Prey Up Close and Personal at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$10

Join us in the Nature Center for a live bird of prey presentation. During this program, you will get to meet a variety of native raptors. 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 per person. Reservations and pre-payment necessary as space is limited. Call 631.653.4771 or register online here.

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September 2019

Monarch Season in the Spotlight at Long Pond Greenbelt

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free

In the midst of a season where monarch butterflies seem to be everywhere, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt welcomes naturalist John Potente for a Sundays at 2 lecture on monarch butterflies on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Mr. Potente will take attendees on a photographic and videographic journey, watching the miraculous life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. After decades of reviving the native plants on his three acres of land in Hauppauge, Mr. Potente was able to watch…

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NFAS Dedicates Nature Center to Roy Latham

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48
Greenport, 11944 United States
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The native plant garden at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park

Nature Center to be Dedicated to Roy Latham The North Fork Audubon Society is holding a garden party on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. to dedicate The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park on Route 48 in Greenport to the honor of North Fork Naturalist and Homegrown Hero Roy Latham.  The Roy Latham Nature Center (as The Red House will now be known) will serve as a gathering place for community members to learn more about their natural…

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Full Corn Moon Hike with Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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Free

Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30 PM  to 8:30 PM Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue Join Group for the East End for one of their favorite full moon walks, celebrating the harvest moon.  This month’s full moon is also known as the “Full Corn Moon” and received its name from the Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as the time when corn was harvested. Throughout this guided one mile walk, you will discover the sights and sounds of the…

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FLPG Full Corn Moon Hike at SoFo

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free

Hike Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Cosponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG)  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SoFo on this one-hour, leisurely paced hike through open-field trails. Afterward, stay for light refreshments and…

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