Long Pond Greenbelt 22nd Annual Family Celebration: Discover the Long Pond Greenbelt!
Cosponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG), Peconic Land Trust, & South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
To celebrate the Long Pond Greenbelt this year we plan to take a short, 1 mile Black Racer Snake walk around Vineyard Field to enjoy this wonderful 42 acre grassland. Afterwards we will plant native grasses and wildflowers propagated at Warrens Nursery in Southampton by Vicki Bustamante owner of Provenance Natives. Thank you Vicki for your generous donation! We will also be planting natives purchased from Quality Parks using a grant from the Bridgehampton Association. This is FLPG’s twelfth year of our grasslands restoration project and we will be planting these natives in an area previously cleared of Japanese knotweed. Meet behind the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk at 9:00am for the walk and/or 10:00am for the planting. Masks and social distancing required. If planting, bring gloves and a spade or shovel if you have one. We will have several at the site. Thank you for supporting the Long Pond Greenbelt!
Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt
Saturday, October 10th
(rain date: Sunday, October 11th)
Black Racer Snake Walk – a Beautiful & Beneficial Reptile: All Ages
Walk Leader: Jake Kushner, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator
Join us on a walk in Vineyard field searching for one of our native snake species, the Black Racer. Learn about the Black Racer and its important role in our field ecosystem as we flip cover-boards in hopes of spotting one of these speedy reptiles. This will be one of our last chances to spot this snake before it travels to its underground burrows to hibernate through the winter.
Native Grasses & Wildflower Planting: All Ages
Leader: Dai Dayton, FLPG President
Join us as we plant native grasses and wildflowers in Vineyard Field. These plants were propagated at Warrens Nursery in Southampton by Vicki Bustamante, owner of Provenance Natives. This is FLPG’s twelfth year of our grasslands restoration project and we will be planting these natives in an area previously cleared of Japanese knotweed. Bring gloves and a spade or shovel if you have one. We will have several at the site.
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.