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IMPORTANT: Please note that it is Connetquot’s policy, especially during the winter months THAT ALL GSBAS MEETING ATTENDEES USE THE REAR ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING because the front steps lack a railing. Thank you.  See the map here

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS

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

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Program: Joyann Cirigliano, Habitat Specialist

Program Description: Many gardeners are also birdwatchers, and vice versa. Sadly, many species of birds are in decline, but by using our yards, we can help our avian neighbors increase their numbers. Find out what our feathered friends look for in summer, winter and during migration. ‘Ecoscaping’ our yards can help restore balance and create safe harbors for wildlife. By blending aesthetics and ecology, landscapes that are both attractive and functional can be created.

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.

Art Class with Jody Banaszak

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Humpback WhaleLearn how to paint shorebirds in acrylic!

Place: Brookside County Park

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Beginners welcome!

The fee is $15.

Please sign up one week before the class by emailing Jody at: crabnose88@yahoo.com or call 631-563-7716.

Winter Gull Identification Workshop, Lecture & Field Trip

Saturday, December 2, 2017

SeagullWith Mike Cooper

Place: Lecture begins at Brookside County Park at 9:00a.m., 59 Brook St. Sayville

Field Trip to Follow: Location to be determined (car pooling available)

Topics Include:

There is no charge for this class.

Advance registration is necessary and space is limited. Call or text Vera Capogna with any questions or to register: 516-639-5430 or email: vlvcap@yahoo.com

Young Naturalists Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017

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: info@gsbas.org

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 info@gsbas.org 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.