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October 2019

International Observe the Moon Night at Custer Observatory

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Custer Institute, 1115 Main Bayview Road
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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In cooperation with NASA, Custer Observatory in Southold will be participating in International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 5. This is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest celestial neighbor. Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island (ASLI)…

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NFAS Presents “Long Island’s River Otters” with Mike Bottini at Peconic Landing

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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Long Island River Otter

"Long Island's River Otters" With Mike Bottini October 11th- 7:30 PM Peconic Landing Auditorium 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport ​ Learn about the natural history of the river otter, the natural recolonization of Long Island by otters, their current distribution on the island, and how to find evidence of this elusive mammal in the field. All Welcome For info: 516-526-9095 or info@northforkaudubon.org Mike Bottini is a wildlife biologist and author. Mike worked for fourteen years at the Group for the South…

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Hike — Play — Explore in the Long Pond Greenbelt

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Bring the children for an exploration at the Long Pond Greenbelt! Enjoy guided trail walks, games, crafts, and a variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations. Complimentary ice cream and lunchtime refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the Peconic Land Trust, and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).

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Cold Stunned Sea Turtle lecture at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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The New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) is offering FREE cold stun sea turtle lectures for volunteers willing to patrol New York;s beaches in search of sea turtles in distress. Cold stunning is a condition similar to hypothermia that us brought on when these cold-blooded sea turtles are in water temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This condition, if left unnoticed, can become fatal. This is why the New York Marine Rescue Center needs your help! The sooner these animals are…

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Basic Pruning of Trees and Shrubs with Peconic Land Trust at Summerhill Nursery

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Summerhill Nursery, 342 Town Lane
Amagansett, NY 11930 United States
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Preparing your trees and shrubs for winter’s harsh winds and heavy snow takes some know-how. To learn what you should be doing, meet with the Peconic Land Trust at Summerhill Nursery for the fundamental concepts behind pruning a variety of plants. Then take a walk through the tree nursery to see examples of formal pruning techniques like pleaching, pollarding, and topiary and learn how and why these techniques are applied in the landscape.

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Film Screening: “The Biggest Little Farm” at Southampton Arts Center

October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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$12
The film poster for "Biggest Little Farm."

(2018 | 92 min) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 · 5 PM · $12 ($10 for SAC & Slow Food Members) Followed by a Skype Interview with Farmer/Filmmaker John Chester Bring your favorite fall sweet treats to share with attendees! A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Over the years, the desolate land they purchase begins to thrive and its transformed.    

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Enchanted Forest Trail at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$10
Enchanted Forest Trail at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Enchanted Forest Trail at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. Oct. 26 & 27 and Nov. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Follow your guide to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. The parking lot will be full of games and activities. A program for ages 2 to 7 with adult.   Reservations required. 631.653.4771  |  quoguewildliferefuge.org

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Accabonac Trail Walk with Accabonac Protection Committee

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 27, 2019 (Sunday) Accabonac Trail Walk 2:00 – 4:00 Please join the Accabonac Protection Committee and the East Hampton Nature Preserve Committee (EHNPC) for an afternoon exploring 3 Nature Preserves off Springs Fireplace Road. Led by Zachary Cohen, Chair of the EHNPC, and Andy Gaites, Principal Environmental Analyst, Land Acquisition and Management, Town of East Hampton, this guided tour will enhance your knowledge of the Accabonac watershed as well as allow you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and invigoration…

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November 2019

Doin’ Dune Road with North Fork Audubon

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
World Shorebird Day

Doin' Dune Road!" Saturday, November 2 - 8 A.M."   Meet at Tanger in front of West Elm Outlet parking lot in Riverhead at 8 AM.  On this mostly by car trip, we should see some good birds along the South Fork's Dune Road.   This is a most do for birders of every level. To register for this trip, please call or text Tom Damiani at 631 275-3202 or email him at tdamiani3@optimum.net.

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Guided Exploration of Hallockville and Beyond

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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a guided walk around this historic farm and up to the trails of Hallock State Park, led by local historian Richard Wines

Please join us for a guided walk around this historic farm and up to the trails of Hallock State Park, led by local historian Richard Wines and local birder Nancy Gilbert. With a focus on the beginnings of Hallock Farm, through the Defense of the Eagle, to today’s recently opened Hallock State Park, there’s much to learn. Along the way, hear of the successful, cooperative effort that resulted in the conservation of this 525-acre landscape. We’ll explore the geology, flora…

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Bay To Sound Trail Cleanup with Group for the East End

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Free
The Pipes Cove Bridge, reconstructed after Superstorm Sandy as part of the Bay-to-Sound trail program.

BAY TO SOUND TRAIL CLEANUP I (SOUTHOLD) Sunday, November 3 (1 to 3:30 p.m.) Take pride in your town by joining Group for the East End for trail cleanups this fall in one of the many preserves that make up the Bay to Sound Trail System. The cleanups and trail clearing will take place in Southold and Greenport. Activities include: trail clearing, raking/spreading wood chips, and garbage removal from legacy dumping. Gloves, bags and necessary equipment will be provided, as…

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NFAS Lecture: Wildlife of Southern Africa at Peconic Landing

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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Wildlife of southern Africa: South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe   with Dr. Bill White   Kori Bustard, Kgalagadi NP, South Africa, May 2019                               November 8, 2019   7:30 PM 1500 Brecknock Rd.  Greenport, NY In May and June of this year, Bill traveled through the major national parks of southern Africa while attending his 36-year class reunion at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  Bill will show photos and videos…

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Autumn Reflections on Nature – Poems and Short Readings for the Entire Family at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

November 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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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, including 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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Fall Bird Walk at Hallockville Museum Farm

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$7
Hallockville Bird Walk

Mary Laura Lamont, local naturalist and birding expert, will lead the search for through the woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Bring binoculars, appropriate apparel, and sturdy footwear. •$5 Members or $7 Non-members •All ages welcome •Advanced registration requested Email Megan to register

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NoFo Living the Sustainable Way with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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Saturday, November 16 (10 to 11 a.m.) Every choice we make has implications on the local environment. Head over to the Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue to learn about making sustainable choices while living on the North Fork. We will discuss a sampling of local restaurants and activities that have been created with an eco-friendly vision. We will provide tips ranging from how to make simple daily changes to celebrating the holidays with the earth in mind.  Please bring along something that…

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