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January 2020

NFEC’s Advice for Starting Off a Green New Year at Jamesport Meeting House

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamesport Meeting House, 1950 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947 United States
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Beth Fiteni

Happy Green New Year!! Friday, January 24  6:30 pm Jamesport Meeting House   Beth Fiteni, of Green Inside and Out, is an expert when it comes to making simple changes for sustainable living.    Start 2020 off the best way possible by learning how to live a truly sustainable life, "inside and out".   It's good for you and good for the planet!

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February 2020

Light the Night Winter Trail Walks at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5 – $12
Quogue Light the Winter Night

Saturday, February 1, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM • This event was rescheduled from Jan. 25 due to heavy rain. Join us for this magical winter evening walk ! Come to the Refuge for a self-guided, peaceful stroll through the gently lit forest trails. After or before your walk, warm up in the Nature Center near the cozy fireplace with some hot cocoa & cookies. A program for adults and families. $10.00 fee, $5.00 for kids 12 and under. Check…

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All About Groundhogs at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5
All About Groundhogs at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Come to the Nature Center to meet QWR’s resident Groundhog. This groundhog moved into one of the Refuge enclosures from Volunteers for Wildlife in October of 2019. Learn all about what groundhogs eat, where they live, and why this groundhog needs to live in captivity. A craft will be available for children to make at the end of the short presentation. Free for members, $5 per person for non-members. Call 631-653-4771 or register using the form below!

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Insects & Creepy Crawlies at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5

Meet a variety of creepy crawlies including giant Walking Sticks, Smokey Oak Millipede, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and a couple of snake species! Learn about what they eat, their defense mechanisms, where they are native to and what makes them so special. Kids will have a chance to touch them and see up close. A program geared towards children ages 4 – 12, all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult, $5.00 per person. Call 631-653-4771 to register.

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Winter Fireside Poetry for the Entire Family at Quogue Wildlife Refuge,

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Winter Fireside Poetry for the Entire Family at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

QWR presents an afternoon of fireside poetry reading in the Nature Center, hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield. Open reading for poets, listeners, and friends. Bring a poem of your own, a favorite by someone else, or a very short essay to read, or just enjoy a warm winter respite. All ages, especially children, are invited to read. The topic for the event is ‘Celebrating Nature and our Local Environment’. Cookies and tea will be served, and…

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Owl Pellet Dissection with GFEE at Hallock State Park

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$5

Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 PM  1:00 PM What exactly is an owl “pellet” anyway? Learn about these amazing birds of prey, their adaptations for survival and the species that are found on Long Island.  You will become a scientist and learn about owl behavior, the organisms they eat by “dissecting” an owl pellet. This is a family friendly program being offered by the Group for the East End, held at Hallock State Park Preserve. Registration is required and a $5…

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North Fork Audubon Presents “The Life of Birds” at Floyd Memorial Library

February 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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North Fork Audubon Presents "The Life of Birds" at Floyd Memorial Library

North Fork Audubon Presents "The Life of Birds." Sunday Feb. 9th 2:30 PM Floyd Memorial Library 539 First Street Greenport, NY 11944   The Life of Birds is a classic nature series produced and narrated by David Attenborough.  Episode One is an in-depth look at flightless birds around the world.

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Light the Night Valentine Walk at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$10

February 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   Come to the Refuge for a romantic, self-guided stroll through the gently lit forest trails. After or before your walk, warm up in the Nature Center near the cozy fireplace with some hot cocoa & cookies. A program for adults only, $10 per person. Check in will be inside the Nature Center. Please call to schedule your arrival time. Walk-ins welcome. Call 631.653.4771 to register!

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Great Backyard Bird Count Info Session & Young Birders Club at NFAS Red House

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48
Greenport, 11944 United States
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$5
eBird

The Great Backyard Bird Count! Join us February 15th & 16th   for this global citizen science bird survey!  Location: Roy Latham Nature Center (aka Red House), Inlet Pond County Park, 64795 Route 48, Greenport NY 11944   Saturday February 15th 10:00 - 12:00 Birds & Bagels After breakfast, get a quick tutorial on using eBird to record your sightings, participate in a few introductory birding activities, then head out on the trails with an expert birder. Binoculars will be…

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Seal Cruise with GFEE and AMCS

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station, 8 Little Neck Road
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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$30

Seal Cruise Around Shinnecock Bay with the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society & Group for the East End. 1 to 3 p.m. Repeats on Feb. 9 & 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Feb. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about the different species of seals that inhabit the waters around Long Island, New York. View these animals in their natural environment and learn how we can all help to conserve the marine environment. This is an open weather…

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South Fork Excursion with NFAS’s “Tuesdays with Tom”

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staples Riverhead, 1087 County Roud 58
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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North Fork Audubon Presents Tuesdays With Tom February 18th at 8 AM ​The South Fork is known for its many great birding spots. We'll visit a few on this mainly motorized field trip. Meet at the Riverhead Staples parking lot at 8 AM. Please call or text Tom at 631 275-3202 or email at  to register for this trip.

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NFEC presents “Power to the Pollinators” at the Jamesport Meeting House

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamesport Meeting House, 1950 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947 United States
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Laura Klahre

"Power to the Pollinators" Friday, February 21st  6:30 pm Jamesport Meeting House   Presented by Laura Klahre  Blossom Meadow Farm     There are close to 450 different bee species in New York State, so why does everyone focus on honeybees?!?   Introduce yourself to Long Island's wild pollinators including bumble bees, mining bees, leafcutter bees, mason bees, squash bees, and even flies and moths. They are the unknown superheroes of our gardens and farms. Wild bees are 2-3 times more effective at pollinating…

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Make a Bird Seed Wreath with Group for the East End at Hallock State Park

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$5

Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 PM  2:00 PM Join the Group for the East End at Hallock State Park to make your very own bird feeder wreath at Hallock State Park Preserve. You will create a hang-able, beautiful and bird-friendly feeder that can be added to any landscape. All materials will be provided EXCEPT bundt cake baking pans. There is a $5 materials fee due at the time of the program. Space is limited to 20 participants so please sign up…

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Drawdown Strategies: The Great Grid at Rogers Memorial Library

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 26 @ 6:00 pm
Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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A unique offering is The Great Grid-Local Drawdown Strategies with Rob Calvert, Sag Harbor, and trustee of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust and Drawdown East End Policy, and Mark Haubner, Drawdown East End Steering and member of the Town of Riverhead Environmental Advisory Committee, an eye-opening, valuable prioritizing tool, put together by a team of dedicated local individuals, assigning 32 top Drawdown solutions to Southampton and Riverhead master plans, and coordinating with other goals of the Peconic Estuary Partners…

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March 2020

SoMAS Lecture: Safeguarding Marine Megafauna in a Changing Climate” at Stony Brook Southampton College

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Friday, March 6th at 7:30pm, Melinda Conners, Senior Postdoctoral Associate School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University  will present a lecture titled:  “Advancing the Design of Marine Protected Areas to Safeguard Marine Megafauna in a Changing Climate” in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus.    The abstract of the talk appears below. We hope to see you there!      With multiple global initiatives calling for the protection of 10-30% of the global oceans by2030,…

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