September 2016 Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon activities include:
Free Nature Program (This is part one of a two part series on climate change and birds)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM
A Bird's Eye View of Climate Change with Lynsy Smithson-Stanley of National Audubon Society
Climate change could threaten half of North American birds by the end of the century, according to research from the National Audubon Society. That estimate is based on the 314 bird species, out of 588 studied, that could lose more of the area they currently occupy, because of a warming planet.
Nearly 200 of these threatened species may find hospitable conditions elsewhere, but for 126 species there will be nowhere else to go. Shifts in climate could affect the range of grasslands, forests, and other bird habitats.
Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon tonight to learn more about the study, as well as Audubon’s Climate Initiative, the organizational response to this threat. The audience will learn what steps they can take to address the climate change threat in their backyards, communities, in Important Bird Areas near their homes and in the state houses.
Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, joined National Audubon in 2015 after three years with Climate Nexus, a nonprofit focused on climate change communication, where she directed media strategy and help execute strategic messaging about climate impacts. As deputy director of the climate initiative, her responsibilities include: leading strategic communications around Audubon's climate-related science and new climate initiative; assisting state offices, centers and chapter leaders design and execute local climate plans and accompanying climate-specific communication strategies; working with content, grassroots and policy teams to maximize visibility and applicability of Audubon's new science.
Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library Downstairs Meeting Room
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Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Saturday, September 10, 2016- 8:30am
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:30am
Native Plant Recovery Volunteer Days
Stillwell Woods Preserve, Syosset
We will pull mugwort, porcelain berry and Asian bittersweet from the back field at Stillwell Woods Preserve. Volunteers will learn about why nonnative invasive plants are so detrimental to our ecosystems and will hear about HOBAS' efforts at the preserve. Bring garden gloves and insect repellent if you have them, extras will be provided to the volunteers as will tasty snacks and water.
Directions: Jericho Tpke to South Woods Rd in Syosset. Go north about 1.5 miles. As soon as you pass Syosset High School, look right for the entrance to the park. Drive past the ball fields to the end of the parking area near the gate to the trails. You may have to park further up if there are soccer games in progress. We will meet in front of the gate by the entrance to the trails.
Registration is an absolute must: 516-695-0763
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
English Ivy Pull
Shu Swamp, Mill Neck
Please join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Shu Crew as we work to restore one of the finest preserves on Long Island by controlling nonnative invasive English ivy. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and please bring garden gloves and insect repellent if you have them. Tasty snacks, beverages and extra gloves will be provided to the volunteers.
Directions: From 25A take 106 north to Oyster Bay. Make left onto Lexington Ave, then another left onto West Shore Road. Directly after Mill Pond (on the left) make a left, go up the hill on Mill Hill Road. Make a right on Beaver Brook Road, which will become Frost Mill Road. Shu Swamp is on the left, just before a railroad trestle.
Registration a must: Call 516-695-0763
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:00am
Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at Greenwich Audubon Center
A great place to catch the fall raptor migration. One of the easiest hawk watches – just roll out of your car and take a seat! The Center is beautiful and has a wonderful gift shop as well as beautiful grounds for further exploration.
Registration: 631-885-1881 or email.
Directions: Hutchinson Parkway North, exit to I-684 North. Take this to exit 3N and head north onto Route 22. At the first light, turn right onto Route 433. Drive 2 miles to the stop sign at the intersection of John Street. The Audubon entrance gate is on your left.
About Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon protects wildlife and preserves habitat through conservation action, education, public advocacy and responsible and ethical nature exploration. The chapter serves both Suffolk and Nassau County: Huntington and Northern Oyster Bay townships, including Fort Salonga, Northport, Huntington, Commack, Greenlawn, Syosset, Oyster Bay, Centre Island and Jericho. For more information please visit: www.hobaudubon.org.