Calendar

Feb
17
Sun
Searching for Seals & Winter Walk: Adults/Children 8+
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am

Walk Leader: South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

With the cold of winter, many northern animal visitors come to the South Shore of Long Island to find food, among them Pinnipeds—or seals. The three most common species of seals that visit Long Island at this time of year are Harbor Seals, Grey Seals, and Harp Seals. Join us on a walk toward the ocean 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.

SOFO to Mashashimuet and Back—Trail Walk with Frank: Adults/Teens
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am

Photo Credit: Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo, Executive Director, South Fork Natural History Museum

Join Frank on this all-day leisurely paced walk through The Long Pond Greenbelt from the South Fork Natural History Museum, passing the beautiful coastal plain ponds of the Greenbelt. Bring your own lunch and we will picnic at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor before returning to the museum via a different trail. The Long Pond Greenbelt contains one of the highest concentrations of rare plants and animals in New York State. Be sure to bring lunch, plenty of water, and binoculars.

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

Feb
18
Mon
Winter Weather—Nature Walk with Rachel
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 18 Monday: Winter Weather—Nature Walk with Rachel

February 19 Tuesday: Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
19
Tue
Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Photo Credit: Judy Gallagher

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 19 Tuesday: Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Full Snow Moon Hike at SOFO with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt: All Ages – Free Event
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm

Photo Credit: Michael Gil

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum

Walk Leader: Jean Dodds, Secretary, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that, since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon the Full Snow Moon. Join us on this leisurely paced, one-hour hike through open-field trails behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) and stay afterward for some light refreshments and convivial conversation.

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

Feb
20
Wed
Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
21
Thu
Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
22
Fri
Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
23
Sat
Birding with Frank: Winter Sea Ducks: Adults/Teens
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Black Scoters in Surf

Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo, Executive Director, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)

Thousands of scoters, loons, eiders, and many other arctic avians come to our inshore waters off Montauk Point each winter to feed on the vegetation and invertebrates that live on the ocean floor. Here, we will scan the ocean surface with our scopes and try to identify these arctic visitors as they dive for food and frolic in the surf. Bring binoculars and/or a scope and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States, if you have them. This program is for adults and teens; however children ages 10 and older may attend.

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

Rotting Log Wildlife: Children ages 9+
*New STEAM based programming
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am

Program Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Our tiny friends from the summer months seem to disappear when the winter comes. Ever wondered where the spiders, slugs, and centipedes sleep when the snowfall covers the ground? Join Miles to learn more about a favorite hibernation hideaway of countless chilly creatures, as we explore the biodiversity of the wriggly winter wonderland in our backyards.

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