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Fall Events at Mashomack Preserve

MASHOMACK PRESERVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
79 So. Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964

Note: All programs require pre-registration, are free to members or $5 for non-members (unless noted). For more information, call our office (631) 749-1001 or email us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org

September 

Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods for September
What Do You Do When Someone Wants to Eat You? by Steve Jenkin

Beach Clean Up Day
Saturday, September 13, 9-11 AM
You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on our beaches. Help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying our coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available.
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults. 

After School Nature: Fall Flurry
Wednesday, September 24, 3-4:30 PM
With acorns, hickories and fall berries all ready for the eating, chipmunks, squirrels and other creatures are in a tizzy gathering food for the upcoming winter. Come search for critters, find and collect some nuts, and enjoy an acorn-themed snack!  

October 

Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods for October
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert 

Mashomack Point Paddle
Saturday, October 4, 9-noon
Mashomack Point has a beautiful winding salt marsh, which is a joy to explore by self-powered boats. We will use both canoes and kayaks to investigate this waterway of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge. Kayaks $45; canoes $30, includes all equipment. Rain/wind date: Sunday, October 5, 9 AM.
Note: This program is open to adults and children ages 12 and up. 

After School Nature: Colors of Nature
Wednesday, October 15, 3-4:30 PM
Sassafras are turning yellow while sour gum has beautiful deep red leaves. Come and discover the season’s colors while going on a color scavenger hunt, collecting leaves, making a special leaf placemat to bring home. We’ll enjoy some Jello jigglers leaf snacks too - yum! Ages 4 & up. 

Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 18, 6-7:30 PM
Owls are most vocal and active at sundown. Come learn about this storied birds and have a chance to hear and possibly see screech owls - what could be better for the Halloween time of year? Join Tom Damiani on this search for nocturnal creatures. Bring binoculars and a flashlight.
Note: This program is open to adults and children ages 12 and up. 

Family Fun: Nature’s Halloween Trail
Saturday, October 25, 5-6:30 PM
Who will be in the woods this year? Mashomack’s band of costumed characters changes every year, and each has fun facts to share. Our theme is night creatures and “scary” natural phenomenon. Arrive anytime 5 - 6:30 PM, allowing about 30 minutes to complete the trail. All ages welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight. Light refreshments following walk. Rain or shine.
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.  

November 

Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods for November
First Snow in the Woods by Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick 

Wild Long Island: A Live Animal Presentation
Saturday, November 29, 1-2 PM
A Thanksgiving weekend treat for the whole family! What cool wild animals can be found on Long Island? Learn and be entertained by a naturalist from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary while getting a close-up view of mammals, birds and reptiles that represent the diversity of life in our own region.
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.

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