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Thursday, May 18 – A History of Structure in the Universe with the Montauk Observatory. 7:00PM-8:30PM.

Thursday, May 18 – A History of Structure in the Universe with the Montauk Observatory. 7:00PM-8:30PM. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG), the South Fork History Museum (SoFo) and the Montauk Observatory.  The universe is a dynamic place that is rich with structure: from tiny fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background to the filamentary distribution of the galaxies we see today. Although the evolution of the universe (from seconds after the Big Bang until today) is well-understood, puzzles still remain. For example, what generated the structure we see in the universe? What happened before the Big Bang?  Stony Brook University astronomer, Marilena LoVerde PhD, will discuss the evolution of the universe, what we know, what questions remain and how we hope to find the answers.  Weather permitting, observing the sky through a telescope will follow the lecture.  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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Saturday, May 20 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM.

Saturday, May 20 – 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.  For more information contact Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

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Saturday, May 20 – I <3 Vineyard Field Day, 2:00PM

I  Vineyard Field Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017

2PM

 Looking for volunteers!
 
Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a fun-filled work session to plant native plants in Vineyard Field.  Using a grant supplied by the Bridgehampton Association we will be planting native grasses and plants purchased from Quality Parks to help restore natives in Vineyard Field where we have done Japanese Knotweed and Autumn Olive removal.
Please bring gloves and a hand trowel if you have them. Dress against ticks.

All Ages and Skills are Welcome!

For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689.

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Sunday, May 21 – Birding with Frank – Spring Migration, Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center: Adults and Teens. 9AM.

Sunday, May 21 – Birding with Frank – Spring Migration, Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center: Adults and Teens.  9AM.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork History Museum (SoFo).  The woods, fields, wetlands, and surface waters of the Long Pond Greenbelt provide nesting, foraging, and resting habitat for a rich diversity of avian life. In fact, more than 125 species of birds regularly use the Greenbelt for all or part of the year. On this walk, SoFo Executive Director Frank Quevedo will focus on spring migratory birds either heading north to their breeding grounds or birds trying to establish nesting territory right here in the Greenbelt. Great-crested Flycatcher, Northern Parula, Tree Swallow, and Gray Catbird are all possible sightings on this hike. Bring binoculars, insect repellent, and a field guide to birds of eastern North America, if you have one. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike north of the South Fork Natural History Museum.  For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735, or on day of event Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391.

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Sunday, May 21 – Sundays at 2: Mike Bottini – Otters on Long Island

Sunday, May 21 – Sunday at 2 Event:  Was The Long Pond Greenbelt’s “Otter Pond” Ever Home to Otters? with Mike Bottini.  2PM.  The river otter was once found on most rivers, lakes, ponds and shallow estuaries throughout North America. Unregulated trapping for its durable and valuable pelt during the Fur Trade era (mid-1500s to mid-1800s) resulted in the extirpation of otters from much of its historic range, including Long Island. Since the implementation of wildlife conservation laws in the early 1900s, and the passage of water quality and habitat protection measures more recently, otters have made a remarkable comeback.  This presentation will discuss the interesting adaptations, natural history and ecology of this charismatic animal and the results of Mike Bottini’s 2008-2009 survey that documented its return to Long Island. The presentation will include photos and videos of wild otters at Long Island sites, and how to identify and document the presence of this elusive and secretive species in the field.  Following the presentation carpool to Staudingers Pond in East Hampton, part of the otter’s regular loop, to look for signs of the otter’s resurgence.  Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike north of the South Fork Natural History Museum.  For more information contact Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

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Friday, June 9 – Full Strawberry Moon Hike. 9:00PM-10:00PM.

Friday, June 9 – Full Strawberry Moon Hike. 9:00PM-10:00PM. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Join FLPG and SoFo on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. It was christened for the strawberry because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Refreshments afterwards. 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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Monday, June 12 – Monthly Meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!

Monday, June 12 – Monthly Meeting, 6PM – Everyone Welcome!  Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

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Saturday, June 17 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8AM.

Saturday, June 17 – 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, June 25 – Sundays at 2: Yoga & Meditation with Kelly Dodds.

Sunday, June 25 – Sundays at 2: Yoga & Meditation with Kelly Dodds. Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.

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Sunday, July 9 – Full Buck Moon Hike. 9:00PM-10:00PM.

Sunday, July 9 – Full Buck Moon Hike. 9:00PM-10:00PM.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Join FLPG and SoFo on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The July full moon is named the “Buck Moon” as it is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. 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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