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  • Clean-up at Brookside Park

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Place: Brookside County Park

    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    The winter has finally slipped away and we need to get Brookside back in shape for our June outdoor program and other events. We will be having our annual clean-up day starting at 9:30 am.  We will rake, clip, pull, prune – whatever it takes to polish our grounds. An RSVP to Annette at would be appreciated as we are providing refreshments. This is a great opportunity to help out the chapter while getting exercise and fresh air in a beautiful surrounding. Maybe we might even get a glimpse of our resident screech owl!

    See the program page for more information

  • Young Naturalists Club

    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no YNC meeting in April

    Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM

    Great South Bay Audubon Society (GSBAS) would like to invite the Long Island community and GSBAS Chapter Members to join us on the first Sunday of every month

    Place: Great South Bay Audubon Society's Headquarters - Brookside County Park, 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

    RSVP: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please call 631-563-7716 or email:

    The Young Naturalists Club focuses on learning about nature and stewardship of a natural area. Outdoor activities include crafting nature boxes and pinecone feeders, nature scavenger hunts, hiking the trails, gardening, and maintaining bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds’ nests and feather displays and special presentations on subjects such as the Northern Bobwhite Quail, local marine creatures, and bird watching. For details on upcoming Young Naturalists Club activities, please email or call 631-563-7716.  More information...

  • June Outdoor Program at Brookside

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Place: Great South Bay Audubon Society's Headquarters - Brookside County Park - 59 Brook Street, Sayville, NY

    Time: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine

    Program Description: Join Ranger Eric Powers, host of the TV Show “Off The Trail”, and a bunch of his animal friends! Be amazed with LIVE Animals, as well as a multitude of animal artifacts, such as furs, feathers, skulls, sheds, and much more! Come and see a menagerie of the coolest animals on hand, such as: mammals, reptiles, bugs, amphibians, or birds. Plus meet Gangsta, Eric’s Yellow Lab Therapy Dog. This program is free, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. There will be refreshments. Bring a blanket and/or chair. Parking is also available in the High School Parking lot across the street. Hope to see you there.

  • Stop and Shop Card Fundraiser

    We have a 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 you support.

Upcoming GSBAS Nature Walks

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:00 am - Oceanside & Jones Beach

    Southern State Pkwy. to Meadowbrook Pkwy. South to Merrick Road (27A). Go west on Merrick Road a short distance and turn left on Mill Road and bear left(on Main Street) turn right on Atlantic Avenue to Waukena Ave. left to Park Avenue TO Golf Drive (brown signs from Atlantic to Oceanside Marine EC)

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:30 am - Shinnecock

    Sunrise Hwy. East to Exit 65 South to Montauk Highway. Go east and follow signs to Ocean Beaches. Cross Ponquogue Bridge and turn left at the traffic light. Go to end of road to parking lot at inlet.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:00 am - Lakeland County Park

    Directions to Lakeland Park Sunrise Highway to exit 49 Lakeland Ave north to Ronkonkoma, continue North on Ocean Ave. until cross RR tracks then make left on Johnson Ave then 1.7 to park entrance

Click here to see the complete schedule

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