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Young Naturalists Club

Sunday, March 4, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no YNC meeting in February

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...

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS

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

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Program: Dominick Ninivaggi - Integrated Marsh Management: It's for the Birds

Program Description: The Integrated Marsh Management (IMM) project at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley is a project that was designed to rehabilitate 80 acres of ditched salt marsh for multiple objectives, combining improved management of the marsh habitat, reduced mosquito production, reduction in the invasive Phragmites, and increased shorebird and waterfowl populations.

Dominick Ninivaggi retired from Suffolk County after 22 years as Superintendent of Vector Control. Prior to that, he worked for N.Y. State DEC as its Tidal Wetlands Manager and as an oceanographer for the Army Corps of Engineers. He has worked in a wide variety of environmental settings ranging from the Bering Sea to the Caribbean.

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.

Connetquot Breakfast and Birding

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Program: Hosted by Friends of Connetquot.  Join Friends of Connetquot, Great South Bay Audubon Society and NY State Parks Environmental Education Office at Connetquot River State Park Preserve for a continental breakfast, an introduction to bird identification, and a walk in beautiful Connetquot Preserve to find and identify ducks and other birds that winter at the preserve.

No Cost for Breakfast - $4.00 per Adult - $8 Parking Fee (None with a N.Y.S. Empire Pass)

Registration is Required beginning 2 weeks prior to the event - Please call 631-581-1072  or fill out the RSVP form below beginning two weeks prior to the event:

Fill out my online form.

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.