Calendar

May
1
Sun
SOFO’S Annual Balloons for Sharks Tournament
May 1 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 @ 11:45 pm
May
19
Thu
Museum Closed: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
May
20
Fri
Museum Closed: 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
21
Sat
Museum Closed: 10:00am – 1:00pm
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Full “STEAM” Ahead— Soil Science and Composting with scientist Rob Gelling and artist Magical Marla: This program is for children ages 7 and older. @ SOFO
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Full “STEAM” Ahead— Soil Science and Composting with scientist Rob Gelling and artist Magical Marla: This program is for children ages 7 and older.

Workshop Leaders: Rockin’ Rob Gelling, SOFO Environmental Educator & Aquarist and Magical Marla Nortman, artist and educator

How much of the waste you put in your kitchen garbage can could be turned in to rich soil for your gardens? What are the do’s and dont’s of composting? Screen finished compost in SOFO’s pile and test for the levels soil nutrients. What is ph? What is the pH of the compost soil? Bring in a ziplock bag of what you think is “compostable”! Now put on your smock and decorate a terracotta pot using paint and “skeleton” leaves. Finally, fill it with a compost/potting soil mix and insert a rooted plant cutting. Optional: Make your own plant cutting at home and bring to the program! Materials fee: $5

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. There is also a $5 material fee. Members only pay material fee.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735.

May
22
Sun
Greenbelt Nature Walk (2.5miles)—From SOFO to Poxabogue Pond: This program is for adults, teens, and children ages 10 and older. @ SOFO
May 22 @ 9:00 am


Greenbelt Nature Walk (2.5miles)—From SOFO to Poxabogue Pond

Walk Leader: Dai Dayton, President Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Suffolk County’s Poxabogue Park is one of the first open space protection acquisitions in the Long Pond Greenbelt (LPG). Poxabogue derives its name from the Native American paugasa-baug meaning “a pond that opens out or widens” and is one of 13 coastal plains ponds of the LPG. Enjoy grasslands, pond shore, and oak/hickory/pitch pine forest on this walk..

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

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

May
23
Mon
Museum Closed: 10:00am – 4:00pm
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
27
Fri
Museum Closed: 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
28
Sat
Birding at Hither Hills with Wayne Whitmore: This program is for adults and teens. @ Montauk
May 28 @ 7:30 am

Birding at Hither Hills with Wayne Whitmore

Birding Leader: Wayne Whitmore, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Board of Directors

Montauk is a migration trap for migratory birds. Join Wayne Whitmore, SOFO Board Trustee, on this leisurely paced bird walk in search of spring migrants and breeding warblers. Wayne will lead you on the access roads and nature trails in Hither Hills searching for a variety of birds that utilize this habitat. Some species likely to be observed are: Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart, Prairie Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Ovenbird, and many others. Please bring binoculars and a Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America if you have one.  Enrollment is limited. This program is for adults and teens.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735. 

Andy Sabin’s Annual Black Racer Snake Search: This program is for all ages.
May 28 @ 9:30 am

Andy Sabin’s Annual Black Racer Snake Search

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

Andy Sabin, known to us as the “Salamander Commander,” is equally as interested in snakes as he is in salamanders. In fact, Andy is fascinated by all kinds of reptiles and amphibians, so he is just the right person to lead us on a search for the Northern Black Racer snake (Coluber constrictor). What’s more, we’re in luck— the field behind SOFO, known as Vineyard Field, is the perfect habitat for this very active, diurnal (it comes out during the day) reptile. To ensure we can find them, we’ve put boards out in the field which these snakes like to hide under. So, we’re very likely to see some snakes on our search with Andy.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735. 

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