Forest to Salt Marsh Walk
Walk Leader: Melanie Meade , South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator
At the trailhead is a butterfly garden. This roughly 1.5mile trail winds through shrublands and an old oak forest that ends with views of the Long Island Sound. Along the way is Inlet Pond, a freshwater pond with an interpretive observation platform complete with seats for wildlife watching. In summer, Herons and egrets forage for bullfrog tadpoles at the water’s edge while Red-winged Blackbirds and Tree Swallows make their nests in the overhanging trees. In the fall, migrating water birds use the pond as a rest stop on their journey southward.
This program is for adults, teens, and children 8 years of age and older.
There is a $5 fee for Adults and $3 fee for children for this program. Members are free.
Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators. We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.
Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.