Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, we have much work to do to plant colorful annuals, fresh herbs, and plants to attract butterflies. At the Spring Celebration, visitors are invited to help with these plantings! Children can enjoy outdoor activities and a range of projects, including creating bird feeders, acorn pendants, and more. Defenders of Wildlife will give two presentations on raptor conservation, with live rescued owls and hawks to see up close.
At 2 pm, the Conservancy welcomes Senator Elaine Phillips, member of the NYS Task Force on Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases and Dr. Joseph C. Licata, a pediatrician who developed “Dr. Joe’s Tick It Away,” to discuss the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease as well as the proper removal of ticks on children, adults, and animals. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital – Regional Tick Borne Disease Resource Center will provide free information packets for all visitors.
Members: $10 per car
Non-Members: $20 per car
Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.
- May 6, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Check at Gate House
Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right. Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.