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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: "Wildlife Diversity"

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.

Directions from the west and east via Sunrise Highway: Sunrise Highway to Locust Avenue South, to Montauk Highway. Left onto Montauk Hwy. Quick left onto Brook Street. (traffic light) Continue 2 miles, just past Sayville High School. The entrance to the park is on the left. Look for large white sign that says "Brookside County Park." Park in the High School Parking lot or on Brook Street.

Young Naturalists Club

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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...

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all general membership meeting programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip. Park in the main parking lot on your left. Call GSBAS direct at 631-563-7716 for details and updates.

Join us at 7:00 pm for pre-program refreshments and casual conversation.  Our bird experts will be on hand to field your questions, discuss equipment, and share their favorite birding spots.

Directions to the Seatuck Environmental Association located at the Scully Estate: Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) to Exit 45 (Rte. 111/Islip/Smithtown), Follow signs to Rte. 111 South toward Islip. Rte. 111 ends at Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn right onto Main St. (Rte. 27A). Turn left at first traffic light onto South Bay Ave. The entrance to the Environmental Center is almost exactly one mile south of Main St. on the right. Park in the main parking lot on your left.

Directions to the Connetquot State Park Preserve: Approaching from the East, the entrance is on the north side of Sunrise Highway, opposite the Sunrise-Montauk Highway merge.  From the west, get off Sunrise Highway at Oakdale-Bohemia Road, cross over Sunrise Highway, make a left at the light heading west, merge back on to Sunrise Highway and watch for the entrance on the right.

Meetings are held in the main Park building. - See park map

Guided Tours of Brookside - Given every Wednesday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. See our headquarters, walk the Nature Trail, and become acquainted with the history of the site. We are located at 59 Brook Street, Sayville, diagonally across the street from the high school.