Calendar

Mar
29
Sun
Meet the Turtles of Long Island: All Ages
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am

CANCELED

Program Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator

Here on Long Island you might see a Box Turtle in the forest or a Painted Turtle basking in the warmth of the sun on a log by the river. There are turtles that live in salt marshes too, called Diamondback Terrapins. Meet all of these and more! Learn where they live and how to spot them. Use your turtle sense and see if you can identify a sea turtle model too!

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

Apr
4
Sat
Searching for Alewife—A Migratory Fish—with the Peconic Baykeeper, Peter Topping: Adults and Children 5+ @ Southampton
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Photo by the Peconic Estuary Partnership

CANCELED

Program Presenter, Peter Topping, Peconic Baykeeper

Join Pete and SOFO staff as we search for one of the East End’s most unique and threatened migratory fish species, the Alewife. Streams and rivers along the East Coast once “ran silver” every spring as alewives and other diadramous fish made their annual spawning migrations from saltwater to freshwater. Join us as we search for alewives in Southampton’s Alewife Creek. Along the way, we’ll learn about the history of these threatened and ecologically important fish as well as about the efforts being made to protect their future on Long Island. This will also be a great opportunity to see osprey, herons, and egrets, so bring binoculars

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

Apr
6
Mon
Insect Search @ Bridgehampton
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Photo by Miles Todaro

CANCELED

Walk Leader: Paul King III, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Many insects are finally waking up after their long winter hibernation; others are just now hatching from their overwintered eggs. Join us on an exploration of Vineyard Field to see what kinds of insects we can find and learn how to identify them!

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

Apr
7
Tue
Who Lives in the Pond? @ Bridgehampton
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Photo by Miles Todaro

CANCELED

Walk Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Spring is here, and life in the pond is beginning to bustle again. All sorts of insects, frogs, crustaceans and salamanders make their home in the pond right behind the museum. Come see what animals you can find in our springtime waters.

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

Full Pink Moon Hike @ Bridgehampton
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CANCELED

Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG)

Walk Leader: FLPG’s Doreen Johnston

Join us on a leisurely-paced, one-hour hike through open-field trails. The Pink Moon name comes from the herb named moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body

include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and—among coastal tribes—the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. Refreshments and convivial conversation afterward.

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

Apr
8
Wed
Herpetology Walk @ Bridgehampton
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Walk Leader: Jackie Avignone, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Spring has sprung! Come learn about “herps,” reptiles, and amphibians, in a hands-on outdoor activity in SOFO’s Vineyard Field.

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

Apr
9
Thu
Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Bridgehampton
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Walk Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

How many signs of spring can you find?

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

 

Tree Identification Walk: Adults and Children 7+ @ Bridgehampton
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm

Walk Leader: Jackie Avignone, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Come master the basics and vocabulary of identification for our native tree species! In this hands-on program, attendees will learn about tree foliage identification through field sampling. Tree identification is a useful skill for people of any age and background. All trees have different environmental requirements; knowing these requirements can help you determine where to plant a tree and what it needs to thrive, such as soil type, sunlight, shade, temperature, nutrients, and much more. Please bring water and dress appropriately for being outdoors.

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

Apr
10
Fri
Birds of Vineyard Field @ Bridgehampton
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Walk Leader: Rachel Speckenbach, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

Vineyard Field, behind the SOFO Museum, is a great place to see a wide variety of birds—especially during spring migration. Join us to learn about resident and migratory birds, and how to identify them.

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

Apr
11
Sat
Nature Photography Club for SOFO Members Only! Adults and Children 12+ @ Bridgehampton
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am

Photo by John Shemilt

Program Leader: Club Founder, John Shemilt, assisted by Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator

This is the first meeting of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s member-only Nature Photography Club. You must be a current member of SOFO, or you can become a member at this first meeting, in order to join the Club. The idea behind the founding of this Club is to establish a core group (maximum 8 individuals, to start) of committed nature photography enthusiasts who can inspire each other. John Shemilt, a keen birder, nature photographer, and SOFO’s Purple Martin Steward, is the club’s founding member. He is being assisted by Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator.

At this first meeting, you’ll have a chance to meet John, learn about the impetus that led him to start the Club, and how he sees it operating. There will be plenty of time for you to share your thoughts and ideas with him. Miles will be your SOFO contact, while John will provide the inspiration and will be at some, but not all, of the Club meetings.

The only tangible requirement for Club membership is having a camera that supports at least a 200mm lens. There may be occasional expenses which will be shared by the group.

I you would like to join the Club—and are a SOFO member, or planning to be a member by April 11—please contact Miles by email at mtodaro@sofo.org, or by phone Saturday through Wednesday at (631) 537-9735.

We look forward to this new venture and to meeting you at this first meeting on Saturday, April 11 at 9:30am. If you are not able to attend this first meeting, please contact Miles and let him know you are interested in joining the SOFO Nature Photography Club.

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