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Summer 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.

August 

Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods for August
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle 

Young Naturalists: Pond Life Explorations
Friday, August 1, 10:30 AM-noon or 1-2:30 PM
Fresh water is extremely important for life on an island surrounded by salt water. We’ll use nets and make viewing boxes to explore the waters of Sanctuary Pond, and see what we find! Be prepared to get your feet wet! Ages 4 and up. 

Summertime and the Living is Easy…
Saturday, August 2, 9:30-11 AM
Come for a 1.5 mile walk among the soft shad, fern glades and interspersed wetlands that hold a large variety of life. 
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.

Young Naturalists: Mammal Mia!
Friday, August 8, 10:30 AM-noon or 1-2:30 PM
Many animals that we know and love are mammals, just like us. Come learn what makes mammals tick, do a fun fur matching activity and make some plaster of Paris tracks to take home. Ages 4 and up. 

Sunset/Moonrise Paddle
Saturday, August 9, 7- 8:30 PM
A restful evening kayaking session will explore the marshes and coastlines of Mashomack, ending as the sun sets and the nearly full moon rises. We’ll visit the Log Cabin Creek aquaculture project and paddle Bass Creek as evening shadows fall. $30 includes all necessary equipment. 
Note: This program is open to adults and children ages 12 and up.

Environmental Education Program
Monday-Friday, August 11-15
See July 14 description. 

Nature Photography
Saturday, August 16, 5-7:30 PM
Mashomack Trustee Jim Colligan takes beautiful photos. Come with him during a normally off-limits time and learn the tricks of using light and shot selection to take amazing photos in nature. 
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.

Young Naturalists: Journey of a Butterfly
Friday, August 22, 10:30 AM-noon or 1-2:30 PM
The beautiful orange and black monarch butterflies are heading to Mexico for the winter. Come join artist Grace Markman and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, read the book Waiting for Wings, and make fun child-sized wings for each child to bring home. Ages 4 and up. 

Field of Dreams
Saturday, August 23, 9:30-11:30 AM
Mashomack’s meadows are gorgeous in their late summer splendor. Come explore the edges of the forest where wildlife gather, see blooming flowers and perhaps catch the spectacle of masses of tree swallows gathering for their flight south.
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.

Young Naturalists: Weather or Not
Friday, August 29, 10:30 AM-noon or 1-2:30 PM
Weather is all around us. Rainy, sunny, windy, or cloudy we all notice what is happening each day. Come read Bartholomew and the Oobleck then help act out a rainstorm, make an instrument to measure the wind, and make Oobleck of your own to take home. Ages 4 and up. 

Family Fun: Hauling a Seine - CANCELLED
Saturday, August 30, 6:30-8 PM

This event has been cancelled.
Come help give a hand pulling in a 300’ haul seine and get a close up look at the creatures and plants that live under the sea! A haul can bring in striped bass, bluefish, porgies, fluke, flounder, and several species of crab. This demonstration of a traditional East End fishing method is appropriate for both children and adults; bring the whole family! A marshmallow roast will follow the haul. Insect repellent suggested. 
Note: This event is appropriate for families of all ages, although children are expected to be accompanied by adults.

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