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Winter Events at Mashomack Preserve

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

Note: All programs: need 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.

January

Winter Waterfowl Watch
Sunday, January 26, 7-10 AM

Early morning birdwatchers will search for concentrations of overwintering waterfowl on surrounding bays, Mashomack’s ponds and creeks. Learn how to identify different species
of birds both on the wing and in the water, then return to a hearty breakfast by a roaring fire in the Manor House. Limited number of overnight accommodations available in the Manor House on Saturday, January 25 for TNC members only. (Walk, breakfast, and room $75; birdwatch and breakfast only, $20).

February

Mashomack's Book-in-the-Woods

Come for a half-mile walk and read a story as you go! Pages of the selected book are mounted along the trail for you to enjoy. A perfect family nature adventure - get your kids out into the woods! This month's book will be Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of girl and her grandfather sharing the family tradition of tapping maple trees, collecting sap and making maple syrup. A delicious read!

Free the Trees!
Saturday, February 1, 10AM-noon

Come out and remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines which can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other problematic plants. Bring work gloves and come make a difference! No fee, water and snack provided. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

Free the Trees!
Saturday, February 8, 10AM-noon

Come out and remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines which can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other problematic plants. Bring work gloves and come make a difference! No fee, water and snack provided. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

Free the Trees!
Saturday, February 15, 10AM-noon

Come out and remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines which can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other
problematic plants. Bring work gloves and come make a difference! No fee, water and snack provided. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

Wintering Birds of the Fields, Woods and Creeks
Sunday, February 16, 9-11 AM

Did you know that Central and South America aren’t the only destinations for birds that fly south? For some species, Mashomack is the perfect winter destination. Bring your binoculars and join Tom Damiani to see if we can find overwintering bluebirds, buffleheads, and other birds which take advantage of our relatively mild East End winters. We’ll start with a short indoor session to introduce you to likely sightings, then head out into the field. $5 per person. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

Free the Trees!
Saturday, February 22, 10AM-noon

Come out and remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines which can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines and other problematic plants. Bring work gloves and come make a difference! No fee, water and snack provided. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.


Mashomack Point: A Tour of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, February 22, 1-4 PM

Dedicated to a farsighted and generous nature lover, Mashomack Point is opened for a guided walk just once a year. This mid-winter hike will allow us to explore this unique
area’s woodlands, kettles, and fields, culminating with a breathtaking view of Northwest Harbor. Dress warmly. $5 per person.Raindate: Sunday, February 23, 9 AM. Call the Mashomack office at 631-749-1001 for further information or e-mail us at mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

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