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Monday, August 14 – Monthly meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!

Monday, August 14 – Monthly meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!  Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

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Saturday, August 19 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM.

Saturday, August 19 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided.

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Sunday, August 20 – Sundays at 2: Sean O’Neill, Peconic Baykeeper

The Fourth Season of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
SUNDAYS AT TWO SERIES
Continues at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center
 Sean O’Neill:  Peconic Baykeeper
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is pleased to announce that the 2017 season of the Sundays at Two series continues on Sunday, August 20th, at 2:00 p.m. Sean O’Neill, Executive Director and baykeeper of Peconic Baykeeper.

Sean O’Neill has been the Executive Director and baykeeper of Peconic Baykeeper since early 2016.  He will talk about the importance of preservation of open space, particularly as it relates to coastal ponds, on our water resources.  He will also give a general overview of the issues facing our coastal resources in Suffolk County.

Peconic Baykeeper is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island’s drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waters. Established in 1998 as Long Island’s clean water advocate, Peconic Baykeeper uses science, education and law to defend the critical watersheds from the Peconic Estuary through the South Shore Bays. Peconic Baykeeper is a proud member of the international Waterkeeper movement, working actively with civic grounds, baymen, businesses, children, and the community at large to protect and restore water quality and Long Island’s watersheds.

The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, just north of Scuttle Hole Road (look for the Open flag and follow the driveway to the end).  All Sundays at Two events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

Sundays at Two Events continue monthly (more details to follow):

September 10:  Intro to Geocaching with Dai Dayton & Jean Dodds

October 15:  Box Turtle Survey Results with Lisa Prowant

October 22: Bark: Get to Know Your Trees, a special 20th anniversary workshop w/ Michael […]

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Monday, August 21 – THE GREAT SOLAR ECLIPSE. 1:00-4:00PM.

Monday, August 21 – THE GREAT SOLAR ECLIPSE. 1:00-4:00PM. Cosponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the Montauk Observatory and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Few spectacles in nature are as inspiring as a total eclipse of the sun. On Aug. 21, 2017, the US mainland will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1918 (although Hawaii witnessed one in 1991). The last time a total solar eclipse was visible only from the US was in 1778, and there won’t be another opportunity until 2024!  From Oregon to the Carolinas, a narrow band of darkness will sweep across our continent and anyone lucky enough to be in its path will see the sight of a lifetime as the moon temporarily blocks the sun. Those of us in NY will only be able to observe a partial (about 70%) eclipse of the sun, which will begin at 1:23 PM, reach maximum at 2:44 PM, and end at 4:00 PM. Even though our view will be partial, it will still be phenomenal!  While supplies last, eclipse shades (eyewear that allows safe viewing of the sun) will be distributed free. The Montauk Observatory is grateful to Celestron for its donation of a solar telescope & eclipse shades.  Regardless of weather, SoFo will have the TOTAL solar eclipse streamed live from NASA and displayed on a big screen in the SoFo Barn, so we’ll be holding this event rain or shine!  From 1:00 until 4:00 PM. Montauk Observatory astronomers will be present and will operate telescopes that will enable you to safely view the sun; they welcome questions. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon with us!  Observation will […]

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Sunday, August 27 – Grassland to Grassland Traverse. 8AM-9:30AM.

Sunday, August 27 – Grassland to Grassland Traverse. 8AM-9:30AM. Join FLPG on a moderately-paced 2 mile hike from Poxabogue to the grasslands of Vineyard Field. Meet at Poxabogue County Park, Old Farm Road. Sagaponack. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

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Wednesday, September 6 – Full Harvest Moon Hike. 8:00PM-9:00PM.

Wednesday, September 6 – Full Harvest Moon Hike. 8:00PM-9:00PM.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SoFo on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Afterward, stay for light refreshments and convivial conversation.  Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

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Sunday, September 10 – Sundays at 2: Geocaching

Sunday, September 10 – Sundays at 2: Geocaching – Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

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Monday, September 11 – Monthly meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!

Monday, September 11 – Monthly meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!  Long Pong Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.  For more information contact Dai Dayton 631-745-0689.

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Saturday, September 16 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM.

Saturday, September 16 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM.  Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided.

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Thursday, October 5 – Full Hunter’s Moon Hike. 7:30PM-8:30PM.

Thursday, October 5 – Full Hunter’s Moon Hike. 7:30PM-8:30PM. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) and afterward, for some convivial conversation and refreshments in the moonlight.  Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391.

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