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Spring Clean-up at Brookside Park

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Place: Brookside County Park

Time: We will start at 9:30 with bagels and coffee.

As proud stewards of Brookside County Park, we will rake, prune, clean and tackle the butterfly garden. Please bring gloves and your own garden tools (rake, clippers) if you have them. RSVP to or text 631-260-8089 so we have an idea of how many bagels to get.

June Outdoor Program at Brookside

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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

Time: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine

Program: "Owl Discovery with Volunteers for Wildlife"

Program Description: Meet live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of these common-but seldom seen-local inhabitants! Enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptations. You will have great photo opportunities!

Volunteers for Wildlife Inc. is a non-for-profit wildlife hospital and education center dedicated to the preservation of Long Island’s wildlife and natural habitats through wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education. Located in Locust Valley, the center accepts over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals in need of care each year including songbirds, waterfowl, small mammals, raptors, reptiles and amphibians.

Refreshments will be available. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

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.

Directions to Seatuck Environmental Association at the Scully Estate - 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip NY 11751

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.