Long Island Nat Hist Conf 12 6 13 posterThe second annual Long Island Natural History Conference will take place Friday, December 6 in Berkner auditorium at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The conference will comprise sixteen presentations by leading Long Island scientists and naturalists on topics including the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, survey results for the American eel, bats, mammals, moths and carnivorous plants of Long Island, conservation issues related to the eastern box turtle, eastern tiger salamander, red knot and salt marsh, sharp tailed sparrow, and two historical presentations (the bunker fishery and Long Island’s environmental movement).The conference is open to the general public and promises to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present and exchange current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history of Long Island. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in Long Island’s natural history by bringing together people with diverse backgrounds. The conference is a project of the Long Island Nature Organization, committed to promoting nature studies on Long Island by sponsoring specific projects, providing opportunities like the conference to increase communication among wildlife researchers, managers, and the general public, and building a web-based clearing house for Long Island Natural History information.
To register, go to www.LongIslandNature.org. General admission: $25; students: $15
All are invited to the Refuge for a Holiday Tree Trimming party! Make your own ornament to hang on the tree, or bring it home with you. We will also be decorating jars for our Light the Night Winter Trail Walks. Bring a glass jar to paint, or use one of ours! Enjoy story-time, hot chocolate, light … read more
Light the Night Winter Trail Walks, Fridays, December 13th & 20th AND Saturdays, December 14th & 21st, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
A new winter event will take place here this December! Come to the Refuge between 5:00 pm & 6:15 pm for a self guided peaceful stroll through the gently lit forest trails. Enjoy the sights and sounds created by QWR and by Mother Nature. After your walk, warm up in the Nature Center near the cozy … read more
Celebrate the last moon of 2013 with a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon. The walk will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; … read more
Connect with the Earth and connect with yourself -- mind, body and spirit -- during a one-hour yoga class in the Main Room of the Nature Center. This is a Gentle Yoga Program for all fitness levels, and will be taught by Amy Hess, a certified yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Students must bring … read more