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Bat Monitoring with Maria Brown

BatTuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 6:15 pm

Location: Brookside County Park, Sayville

Join Maria Brown as we learn about bats with the help of bioacoustical monitoring that records the search call of the bats (sonar) in search of insects. Each bat species has a specific call that is not shared by other species and can be identified by the sonogram produced on the laptop screen. Watch the sonogram on the screen seconds before the bats fly over head. How many different species of bats will we observe? Come and find out!

RAIN CANCELS ACTIVITY

Meet in the Parking area at Brookside County Park.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY - Long pants, long shirt, closed shoes. Please apply bug spray at home or before you enter the park.

General Membership Meeting

Great EgretThursday, October 18, 2018

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

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Program: Birds of the Great South Bay with Mike Busch

Program Description: Renowned photographer Mike Busch will bring his award winning photographs to us! Come and see his awe inspiring photos on the big screen. You won’t want to miss this!

Directions: 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 Brookside County Park - 59 Brook Street, West Sayville 11796


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.