Calendar

May
23
Tue
Museum Closed for School Group Visit: 10am-2pm
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
24
Wed
Museum Closed for School Group Visit: 10am-2pm
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
25
Thu
Museum Closed for School Group Visit: 10am-2pm
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
26
Fri
Museum Closed for School Group Visit: 10am-12pm
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Museum Closed for School Group Visit: 10am-12pm
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
27
Sat
Andy’s Annual Salamander Seining … and Some Frogs, Too: Family
May 27 @ 10:00 am

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President of the Board of Directors, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)

Many salamanders breed in water, and here’s your chance to see the larval aquatic stage of the endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander before it comes on land to live. You’ll also see some of our local frog tadpoles as Andy Sabin, “Mr. Salamander,” wades into a freshwater pond and, using a seining net (a large two-person fishing net with weights at the lower edge and floats at the top), brings to the surface the pond-stages of these young animals, members of the Class Amphibia.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Who is on that Tree? Beginner Family Birding at the Elizabeth A. Morton Refuge: Family/Children 6+
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Walk Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

The Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to start learning about birds, or to practice identifying them since the birds at Morton have become accustomed to people visiting the area. Join Crystal as she walks the trails through a forest, by a pond, and ending at the bay looking for Black-capped Chickadees, Wild Turkeys, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, ducks, terns, and many other birds. Crystal will help you to learn the bird’s “field marks” so you can identify the birds when all you have is a quick glance. Binoculars and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States are very helpful. A limited number of binoculars are available to borrow, so please let us know if you need a pair when you sign up. There is a $4 per vehicle parking fee at Morton since it is a National Wildlife Refuge.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

May
28
Sun
SoFo’s Young Birders Club “Takes Off Again!”
May 28 @ 8:00 am

Club Leader: Hannah Mirando, experienced birder who attends East Hampton High School

Club Advisors: Frank Quevedo, the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Executive Director, & Barbara Blaisdell, a member of the SoFo Board of Directors

Please join SoFo’s Young Birders Club on Saturday May 28th at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge (QWR) in Quogue.  We will focus on spring migratory woodland birds such as yellow warblers, orioles, redstarts, common yellowthroat and many others.  The club which meets monthly, is open to anyone ages 8-18 interested in learning about birds.  Please bring binoculars and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States.  Let’s go birding!

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Sea Glass Search & Creative Story-Telling: Family
May 28 @ 10:30 am

Walk Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

Let’s play I Spy on the beach, looking for something that is both natural AND manmade…sea glass! Have you ever thought about sea glass from the perspective of the glass and what story it might tell? In this program, we’ll scour the beach looking for weathered sea glass and come up with inventive stories about how it wound up there, its journey, and its transformation. After our walk, we’ll discuss some fun ideas about how to utilize our new treasures.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Reception & Fundraiser
East Hampton Shellfish Enhancement & Education Directive Program
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reception & Fundraiser

East Hampton Shellfish Enhancement & Education Directive Program

(EHSEED Program)

 

Please join us at

Bay Kitchen Bar, 39 Gann Road, East Hampton, New York

Sunday, May 28, 2017

3 – 5 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and oysters on the half shell will be served

 along with local beer and wine.

Your support will benefit East Hampton’s Oyster Garden Initiative that educates the community about the importance of oysters to our ecosystem and as a sustainable food source. Tours of the nearby shellfish nursery will also be offered.

Check the following link, starting in May, to purchase tickets:

Purchase Tickets

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.