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Please note that, until further notice, all GSBAS nature walks have been canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Spider WebGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Due to the Coronavirus, this meeting has been cancelled.

    Place: Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Speaker: Tamson Yeh

    Program Description: "The Amazing Spider" - More to follow on Tamson’s rich experience and knowledge

    See the program page for more information

  • Flower GardenGeneral Membership Meeting

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Place: Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Speaker: Karl Auwaeter from Bayport Flower House

    Program Description: Karl will give a presentation on how to make a rain garden with native plants to attract bees and birds. Rain gardens have been popular lately, as a natural and eco friendly way to save and re-use water.

    See the program page for more information

  • Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

    Sunday, May 10, 2020

    Place: Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Program: Join Great South Bay Audubon Society at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in the preserve to find and identify ducks and other birds that winter at this Long Island treasure.

    RSVP required: Fill out the RSVP form on the Birding and Breakfast page (under the B&B heading) beginning two weeks prior to the event. Registration fee $4, payable at the event.

  • Stop and Shop Card Fundraiser

    We have an easy way for you to support our Chapter that won’t cost you a penny. Stop and Shop has a fundraising program for non-profit organizations. They sell us gift cards at a discounted rate and we sell them at face value. So, a $50 gift card costs you $50. You would already be spending that at the grocery store anyway, and Great South Bay Audubon makes a profit.

    Use these gift cards for purchasing anything at Stop and Shop, or give as gifts. There is no limit to how many you can purchase, no expiration date and no fees. You don't have to spend it all at once; you carry a balance over on the card. It really is that simple. Gift cards are available in $25 and $50 increments.

    If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here for an order form, or purchase them at any of our General Membership meetings. As always, we appreciate your support.

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Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 9:30 am - Robert Moses SP

    Meet in Field 5 at the northeast corner.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:30 am - Connetquot River SPP

    Leader(s): Bob Grover (516-318-8536) Ken Thompson (631-612-8028, John Gluth (631-827-01208)

    Meet in parking field. Entrance is on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) west of Pond Road. If coming from west to east, Take exit 47A and go to the next overpass, Oakdale Bohemia Rd. to cross over bridge, then head westbound and stay in right lane to entrance.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:00 am - Norman Levy & Jones Beach WE

    Southern State Pkwy. to Meadowbrook Pkwy. south to Merrick Road (27A). Go east on Merrick Road approximately 1/8 mile and turn right into the Norman J. Levy Park.

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 8:00 am - Valley Stream SP & Jones Beach West End

    Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120), Bob Grover (516-318-8536)

    Southern State Parkway to exit 15S, North Corona Ave. No Corona Ave to Hendrickson Ave (.07 mi) turn right at Hendrickson Ave. Hendrickson Ave. to Fletcher Ave (.3 mi) turn right on Fletcher Ave. Fletcher Ave. North to Valley Stream State Park entrance on right (.2 mi). Park at far end of lot.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 9:00 am - Massapequa

    Take Southern State Pkwy. to Exit 30 (Broadway south) to Baltimore Ave., go left 2 blocks to Parkside Blvd. Park on street, and walk into the park.

Click here to see the complete schedule

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