Jun
1
to Jun 2

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Bay to Sound Trail Stewardship

Join GFEE Staff and fellow volunteers on trail cleanup and maintenance for the Bay to Sound Trail Project (in Southold and Greenport).  All equipment, supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Come for an hour or stay for all three!  

Contact Aaron at acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org or 631-377-1303 for more details and meeting location for each day.  Adults and Children 10+. 

Funding provided by the New York Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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Jun
4
12:34 AM00:34

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
6
2:09 AM02:09

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Bay to Sound Trail Stewardship

Join GFEE Staff and fellow volunteers on trail cleanup and maintenance for the Bay to Sound Trail Project (in Southold and Greenport).  All equipment, supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Come for an hour or stay for all three!  

Contact Aaron at acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org or 631-377-1303 for more details and meeting location for each day.  Adults and Children 10+. 

Funding provided by the New York Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
18
12:36 AM00:36

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
20
2:10 AM02:10

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

Looking for Animals and Their Tracks (Hallock State Park Preserve)

As we wander through Hallock State Park, we will be looking for animals of all sizes, and the evidence they leave behind. Footprints, nests, burrows, egg masses, scrapings and similar animal signs will be our targets during this instructional nature walk. This is a family-friendly exploration.

For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Combing the Beach for Natural Treasures (Orient Beach)

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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Jun
30
to Jul 1

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jul
3
12:11 AM00:11

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jul
5
1:54 AM01:54

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Mad About Seashells (Hallock State Park Preserve)

We will meet in the parking lot of Hallock State Park and walk down to its beach along Long Island Sound to comb the shoreline for 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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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Catching Creatures Around the Salt Marsh (Orient)

The waters off Orient Beach State Park are rich in biological diversity. Join us on this exciting adventure as we wade with seines and dip nets in search of a great variety of fish, crabs, shrimp, mollusks, and other small creatures of the estuary. We will closely observe each of the animals we catch, before gently releasing them back to their aquatic homes. Families are encouraged to come along for this fun and educational event. Participants are recommended to wear water shoes while wading.

For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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May
21
1:44 AM01:44

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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May
19
12:09 AM00:09

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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May
18
8:30 PM20:30

Full Flower Moon Hike (Adults - Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue)

According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” May’s full moon is also called the “Flower Moon”, “Milk Moon” or “Corn Planting Moon.” Come find out why and embrace the coming of summer! Flashlight or headlamp suggested. Space is limited so register today. Two times available -- an earlier session for families and later session for adults. Registration required.

RESERVATIONS + DETAILS:
Please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 ext. 219.

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May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Bay to Sound Trail Stewardship

Join GFEE Staff and fellow volunteers on trail cleanup and maintenance for the Bay to Sound Trail Project (in Southold and Greenport).  All equipment, supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Come for an hour or stay for all three!  

Contact Aaron at acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org or 631-377-1303 for more details and meeting location for each day.  Adults and Children 10+. 

Funding provided by the New York Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Buzz with the Bees (Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue)

Come buzz with the bees! Meet local, Cornell-trained master apiarist, Chris Kelly. Chris is the owner of a sustainably managed apiary based in Mattituck called North Fork Promise Land Apiaries. North Fork Promise Land Apiaries has been producing sought-after, premium honey while focusing on managing healthy honey bee colonies on the East End and trainings for individuals interested in keeping their own hives. Spring is the perfect time to learn more about pollinators, their importance to our environment, and how to keep bees. Registration required as space is limited.

RESERVATIONS + DETAILS:
Please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 ext. 219.


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May
16
to May 17

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Volunteer with the Group!
Are you a night owl who has a love for science? We have just the thing- participate in GFEE horseshoe crab citizen science project at South Harbor Beach in Southold! We are seeking dedicated volunteers that will assist our Site Coordinator in counting and tagging spawning horseshoe crabs and recording data according to protocols. Spawning occurs from May to late June, during high tide on the new and full moon. **Participants should bring headlight/flashlight and wear waterproof boots and/or waders.

If you are interested in participating in this unique citizen science program, please contact Christine Tylee for more information – ctylee@eastendenvironment.org 631-765-6450 x208

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Naturalist Workshop: Identifying Birds by Sound

A walk in the woods can overload your senses with sights, smells and sounds. Who’s giving that persistent cheery whistle? How about that rapid trill? Or those short buzzy notes? This six-hour workshop offers a game plan for improving your ability to identify what you hear.

Registration fee is $50 per person; program is limited to 10 participants. To register or seek more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Bay to Sound Trail Stewardship

Join GFEE Staff and fellow volunteers on trail cleanup and maintenance for the Bay to Sound Trail Project (in Southold and Greenport).  All equipment, supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Come for an hour or stay for all three!  

Contact Aaron at acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org or 631-377-1303 for more details and meeting location for each day.  Adults and Children 10+. 

Funding provided by the New York Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Listening to Animal Sounds (Hallock State Park Preserve)

Springtime woods are filled with many sounds, from “peeps” of tiny frogs to ringing whistles by birds to snorts of white-tailed deer. We will look and listen for all kinds of wildlife during this short nature walk along the woodland trails of Hallock State Park. 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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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Beach Grass Planting in Orient

Help reduce beach erosion and create wildlife habitat by planting beach grass at Orient Beach State Park as part of our “Connect Kids to Parks” program. This is an all-ages activity and families are encouraged to come along for this fun and educational event! We hope to see you there!

For reservations or more information, please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 x 219.

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Shore and Wading Birds of Shinnecock Bay

In early May, Shinnecock Bay is teeming with migrant shorebirds and nesting waders. Accompany Group For The East End on an afternoon wildlife search along Dune Road in Hampton Bays. Among the animals we expect to see are Great and Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Heron, Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Willet, and Greater Yellowlegs. Binoculars are required.

For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Revitalize the Herb Garden (Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue)

The Group needs volunteers willing to get their hands dirty at Downs Farm Preserve. We’ll be tackling some invasive plant removal, planting native species to attract pollinators and replacing a raised bed herb garden.

If you are interested in learning about herbs, native and invasive plants, this is a perfect opportunity to come spend a few hours on a spring morning and “dig in!”

DETAILS + SIGNUP
Please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 ext. 219.

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Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Septic Replacement Info Session

Come to East Hampton Town Hall to get information about the financial programs to cover upgrading your old or failing septic or cesspool. Suffolk County and East Hampton Town representatives will give presentations, and you will be able to get your questions answered directly! The county-approved septic vendors will be there as well!
The event is FREE and WELCOME TO ALL.

Hosted by Concerned Citizens of Montauk in partnership with Group for the East End, Suffolk County, and Town of East Hampton.

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Forest Therapy Walk - FULL

**THIS EVENT IS FULL**

Certified forest therapy guide and life coach Linda Lombardo will lead an immersive walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. These walks are specifically designed to open the senses, slow you down and reconnect with nature in a way that refreshes, restores and renews. There is a $5 materials.

A maximum of 18 participants, ages 16 and older, may attend. Registration is required by contacting Taralynn at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 x 219.

Proven health benefits of regular forest therapy immersion include:
Boosted immune system functioning
Reduced blood pressure
Reduced stress
Improved mood and sleep
Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
Increased energy level
Clearer cognitive function

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Beach Cleanup in Mattituck

Let's clean the beach for Earth Day! Join Group for the East End and Friends for our annual cleanup of Breakwater Beach. This area is home to the largest nesting grounds of Least Terns (nearly 100 pairs in 2018) and Piping Plovers (9 pairs in 2018). Help us protect their beach-nesting habitat by picking up litter that has accumulated over the past year. Gloves, bags and other equipment to be provided. Dress for the weather. Meet at the north end of Breakwater Road, Mattituck Park District parking lot.

For more info and to signup, contact Taralynn Reynolds treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or 631.764.6450 x219.

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Green Cleaning

Just in time for spring cleaning we are once again offering our popular eco-friendly “green cleaning” program. Want to save some green while being green? Learn how to make wood furniture polish, dish soap, laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner and more!

Sign up with Christine at ctylee@eastendenvironment.org

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Apr
19
9:30 PM21:30

Full Pink Moon Hike (East Hampton)

Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Egg Moon - The full moon in April is known by these names and many more. Join GFEE’s Anita Wright on an evening, moonlit stroll through the Walking Dunes in Napeague. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes for walking in sand, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Space in limited, reservations are required.

RESERVATIONS + INFO:
Please contact Anita Wright at 631-946-4630 or acwright@eastendenvironment.org

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Full Pink Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve (Families - Cutchogue)

According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” April’s moon is known as the Full Pink Moon because of the appearance of wild ground phlox, a lovely spring plant. Join Group For The East End for an evening walk through the woods, see the moon, listen for critters and enjoy the warmer weather. Flashlight or headlamp is suggested.

Registration is required. For reservations or more information, please contact Taralynn Reynolds at 631-765-6450 ext. 219 or treynolds@eastendenvironment.org.

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Apr
16
8:30 PM20:30

Full Pink Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve (Adults - Cutchogue)

According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” April’s moon is known as the Full Pink Moon because of the appearance of wild ground phlox, a lovely spring plant. Join Group For The East End for an evening walk through the woods, see the moon, listen for critters and enjoy the warmer weather. Flashlight or headlamp is suggested.

Registration is required. For reservations or more information, please contact Taralynn Reynolds at 631-765-6450 ext. 219 or treynolds@eastendenvironment.org.

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Seal Cruise Around Shinnecock Bay

Join Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) biologists and Group for the East End for a seal cruises around Shinnecock Bay. 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 cruise, so please dress warmly. Boarding for the cruise starts 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please arrive on time as the cruise will depart promptly. The cruise will last about 2 hours. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, visit amseas.org/seal-cruises.

For questions or more information, email info@amseas.org or call 631.317.0030.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Animals!

Come hang with Group For The East End and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. This is your chance to experience live animals and learn about their ecological roles. Meet some amazingly soft chinchillas, slithery snakes and hissing roaches!

Space is limited to 30 participants. For reservations or more information, please contact Taralynn Reynolds at 631-765-6450 ext. 219 or treynolds@eastendenvironment.org.

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Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Courtship Flight of the Woodcock (Bridgehampton)

As day becomes night, male woodcocks spiral up to the clouds striving to win over potential mates with their complex aerial display. Join Group for the East End as we observe the entertaining courtship flights of the American Woodcock.

For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org .

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Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Seal Cruise Around Shinnecock Bay

Join Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) biologists and Group for the East End for a seal cruises around Shinnecock Bay. 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 cruise, so please dress warmly. Boarding for the cruise starts 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please arrive on time as the cruise will depart promptly. The cruise will last about 2 hours. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, visit amseas.org/seal-cruises.

For questions or more information, email info@amseas.org or call 631.317.0030.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

An Early Spring Walk Through The Woods (Cutchogue)

This nature walk along the trails of the Downs Farm Preserve will explore the forest ecosystem during the still-dormant early spring season. We will identify the common plants of the preserve, as well as search for animals (and evidence of their presence) during the stroll. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Seal Cruise Around Shinnecock Bay

Join Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) biologists and Group for the East End for a seal cruises around Shinnecock Bay. 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 cruise, so please dress warmly. Boarding for the cruise starts 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please arrive on time as the cruise will depart promptly. The cruise will last about 2 hours. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, visit amseas.org/seal-cruises.

For questions or more information, email info@amseas.org or call 631.317.0030.

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Watching Birds & Seals Along Dune Road (Hampton Bays)

Hampton Bays’ barrier island provides excellent wildlife-watching opportunities throughout the year. During this late-winter search we hope to find Harbor Seals, Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Great Egrets, American Oystercatchers, Long-Tailed Ducks, Snow Buntings, Marsh Hawks, and perhaps a Short-Eared or Snowy Owl. Binoculars are required. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Seal Cruise Around Shinnecock Bay

Join Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) biologists and Group for the East End for a seal cruises around Shinnecock Bay. 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 cruise, so please dress warmly. Boarding for the cruise starts 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please arrive on time as the cruise will depart promptly. The cruise will last about 2 hours. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, visit amseas.org/seal-cruises.

For questions or more information, email info@amseas.org or call 631.317.0030.

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