Calendar

Mar
25
Sat
Beginner Birding—Winter Water Birds around Montauk: Adults/Children
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am

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

Many people think that there isn’t a lot of variety in nature in the winter, but Long Island is a wintering spot for over 20 species of water birds. Fight cabin fever when you join Crystal to explore the salt and fresh water in the Montauk area in this beginning birding walk. Learn about the different body shapes, behaviors, and field marks (obvious visual clues) to tell the differences between loons, ducks, geese, and grebes and then identify the individual species. Having your favorite field guide to birds of eastern North America and binoculars will be very helpful. There are a limited number of binoculars to borrow, if you need a pair.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Photo Credit: Kim B. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children 6+
Mar 25 @ 11:30 am

Walk Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

With the cold of winter, many northern animal visitors come to the South Shore of Long Island to find food, among them Pinniped—or seals. The three most common species of seals that visit Long Island at this time of year are Harbor Seals, Gray Seals, and Harp Seals. Join Xylia on a walk toward the bay at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some of these seals sunning themselves on the distant sandbar. It may be cold and windy, so please bundle up.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Spotted and Blue-spotted Salamander Search with Andy: All Ages
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Board of Directors

On this walk to one of our vernal ponds, we’ll be searching for the Spotted Salamander, one of our four native mole salamanders. This salamander is a beauty, with its shiny black body and bright yellow spots. It, like the Eastern Tiger Salamander and the Blue-spotted Salamander, as well as the early-autumn breeding Marbled Salamander, is called a mole salamander because it spends most of its time underground. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Apr
5
Wed
Museum Closed for Maintenance
Apr 5 all-day
May
3
Wed
Museum Closed for Maintenance
May 3 all-day
Jun
3
Sat
SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Climate Change Conference @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) & Nature Center
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please save the date for SoFo’s Third Annual Climate Change Conference.

More information, invitations, and speakers, will be coming soon!  Pleased stay tuned to sofo.org/climate_change_event!

Jun
7
Wed
Museum Closed for Maintenance
Jun 7 all-day
Jul
8
Sat
SAVE THE DATE: 28th Annual Summer Gala – A Journey into the Wild @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) & Nature Center
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

HONORING NEJMA & PETER BEARD,
CHRIS FISCHER & ALAN RABINOWITZ

Saturday, July 8, 2017
6 pm – 7 pm Pre-Event VIP Cocktail Reception
7 pm – 10 pm Benefit Party & Dancing

CHAIRED BY ANKE & JÜRGEN FRIEDRICH
AND SUSAN & DAVID ROCKEFELLER

CO-HOSTS ALEX GUARNASCHELLI,
DEBRA HALPERT AND KERRY HEFFERNAN

CATERED BY PETER AMBROSE

Benefiting SoFo’s educational & environmental programs & initiatives.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Location: The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton – Sag Harbor Turnpike, PO Box 455, Bridgehampton NY 11932

Photo Credit: Rob Rich