Sweetbriar Nature Center Butterfly and Bird Wildlife/Craft Fair Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Four Harbors will be tabling at this event. We need volunteers to assist us at the table: speak to visitors, hand out brochures. Any, and all, assistance is welcome! Please call 631-766-3075 for more information.
FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Plants for Birds Talk and Workshop: Then assist with garden maintenance at established Habitat Gardens Learn about the plants that attract birds and why they attract birds.
Learn how to plant, maintain, and keep them looking nice. Plant give-away for gardening assistance. Bring gloves, trowels/weeders and small empty flowerpots. Call Joy Cirigliano (631)766-3075 for more information • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11-1 p.m., Kings Park Library, 1 Church Street, Kings Park • Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11 –1 p.m., Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10-1 p.m., Nesconset Library, 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset
Be a Good Egg Outreach Program Since 2013, Audubon staff and volunteers have been working to increase the awareness of, and reduce threats to, beach-nesting birds by encouraging beachgoers to pledge to “share the shore” with Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Tern, and other beach-nesting bird species. During our “on the beach” outreach days, we set up a tent and table at the entrance to busy Long Island beaches and speak to as many beachgoers as possible about beach-nesting birds. We provide visitors with pamphlets and brochures about beach-nesting bird biology, our conservation work, and information on how to reduce disturbances to birds. Then, we ask visitors to sign our “Be a Good Egg” pledge and therefore agree to stay off nesting areas, keep trash off the beach, and to follow rules on bringing dogs to the beach. Please call Joy Cirigliano at 631-766-3075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer for this exciting outreach program. We welcome volunteers to participate in either half or full-day shifts. This year, Four Harbors Audubon will be hosting the following outreach days: • Sunday, June 11, 9-3 p.m., West Meadow Beach, • Saturday, June 24, 9-3 p.m., Sunken Meadow Beach • Saturday, July 8, 9-3 p.m., Sunken Meadow Beach • Sunday, July 9- 9-3 p.m., West Meadow Beach • Saturday, July 15, 9-3 p.m., West Meadow Beach • Sunday, July 16, 9-3 p.m., Sunken Meadow Beach
(See current newsletter for additional FHAS activities) Directions to Avalon Park and Preserve - 200 Harbor Road. Stony Brook NY.
From the Long Island Expressway: Take EXIT 62 (C.R. 97, or Nicolls Road) NORTH until it ends at 25A in Stony Brook. Turn LEFT onto 25A and proceed approximately 1.5 miles to Main Street. Immediately before the stoplight, bear RIGHT onto Main Street. One block ahead on the LEFT is Harbor Road. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the village shopping center just past the park on Main Street. The park's boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road. Trail maps are available in the kiosk at the Harbor Road entrance.