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July & August – Hikes and Activities at Mashomack Preserve 

PLAN YOUR VISIT 

Trails and Visitor Center are open every day,

through July and August – 9 AM to 5 PM

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Mashomack 36th Annual Benefit

On Saturday, July 27, put your dancin’ shoes on and come join us for our largest fundraiser of the year. The festivities begin at 6PM.

Call the Manor House office to reserve tickets or for more information. 631-749-1001.

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ALL programs require pre-registration. Unless specifically noted, enjoy our programs for a free-will donation. Call the Mashomack Visitor Center at 631-749-4219 for further information or e-mail us at MashomackPreserve@tnc.org

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July

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Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods

Night Flier by Elizabeth Ring

Walk along the Red Trail and read a story with your children as you go!

 

Kim’s Cardio Club

Monday, July 1, and Saturday, July 6, 8AM

Join Mashomack’s Kim Reilly for a brisk walk along the 1.5 mile Red Trail. Program runs through November.

 

Friday Afternoon “Happy Hour”

Fridays, July 5,12,19 and 26, 4PM

Parents and grandparents can bring their wee ones for an hour’s walk into the woods – enjoy the benefits of spending time in the quiet surrounds of nature. Bring a stroller or call ahead to borrow one of our strollers or backpacks.

 

Medicinal Plants with Sarah Shepherd

Friday, July 5, 9AM-noon

Sarah is a certified herbalist and loves the variety of plants found at Mashomack. Come for a 3-mile

walk through woods and fields to discover the variety of natural healing plants along the way.

 

Young Naturalists:  Muddling in the Marsh

Friday, July 5, 10:30AM-noon

Why do salt marshes smell like rotten eggs? Discover the wonders of this habitat and why it’s

called the nursery of the sea. With clam rakes and seine and crab nets, we’ll find marine creatures

and have fun. Come ready to get wet. Ages 4 and up.

 

Family Fun: Fireflies in the Fields

Saturday, July 6, 8-9PM

Learn about the amazing adaptations of these insects and their role in nature. Relive your

summer memories or experience this childhood ritual for the first time. All ages welcome on this

short, relaxing walk.

 

Children’s Environmental Education Program – Filled

Monday – Thursday, July 8-11, 9AM-2PM

Hiking, muddling in a marsh, a canoe trip, and creating nature art are all part of Mashomack’s

popular summer program. Increasing awareness of the natural world while having fun is the goal!

For kids entering grades 3-7 in the fall. $250 per child. Scholarships available.

 

Ospreys:  Alan Poole Book Signing

Friday, July 12, 7-8:30PM 

Renowned osprey researcher Alan Poole will sign his newly published book Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor. Dr. Poole will talk about his decades of research. Held at the Mashomack Manor House. Limited space—RSVP required.

 

Sylvester Manor Open House Community Day

Saturday, July 13, 11AM-3PM

Mashomack staff will join forces with the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm as guest naturalists.

Learn the connections between these two iconic Shelter Island properties and how human activity

has shaped the flora and fauna of Sylvester Manor.

 

Young Naturalists:  Osprey Observations

Friday, July 19, 10:30AM-noon

Learn about the fish hawk through hands-on artifacts, a fish-catching exercise, a short talk,

and a fun game. We’ll have a chance to watch an active nest too! Ages 4 and up.

 

Summer Evening Kayak Trip

Sunday, July 21, 6:30-8:30PM

Join us for a relaxing evening kayak trip to explore the marshes and coastlines of Mashomack,

ending as the sun sets. We’ll visit the Log Cabin Creek aquaculture project and paddle Bass

Creek as evening shadows fall. Includes all necessary equipment. $30 or pay what you can.

 

Library in the Wild – A Universe of Stories!

Tuesday, July 23, 10-10:45AM

Join Shelter Island’s children’s librarians Anthony Zutter or Mary Larsen Theinert at

Mashomack. We’ll read a book and do a craft while enjoying the outdoors. Children ages 3 & up.

 

Young Naturalists:  The Giving Tree

Friday, July 26, 10:30AM-noon

How many gifts do trees give us? We’ll read the famous Silverstein book, The Giving Tree, then

head out on a walk to meet some woody friends and get to know them better. Ages 4 and up.

 

36th Annual Benefit Celebration: Nature Unites, Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday, July 27, 6:00PM 

Cocktails, oysters and clams at the Manor House, followed by dinner under the tent and

celebrating on the dance floor.

 

August

 

Mashomack Book-in-the-Woods

Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

Walk along the Red Trail and read a story with your children as you go!

 

Kim’s Cardio Club

Saturday, August 6, and Monday, August 8, 8AM

Join Mashomack’s Kim Reilly for a brisk walk along the 1.5 mile Red Trail. Program runs through November. 

 

Friday Afternoon “Happy Hour”

Fridays, August 2,9,16,23 and 30, 4PM

Parents and grandparents can bring their wee ones for an hour’s walk into the woods – enjoy the benefits of spending time in the quiet surrounds of nature. Bring a stroller or call ahead to borrow one of our strollers or backpacks.

 

Young Naturalists:  Be Nice to Spiders

Friday, August 2, 10:30AM-Noon

Through a spider scavenger hunt, spiderweb relay, and the making of a climbing critter to take home, children ages 4 and up will appreciate the skills and beauty of our beneficial eight-legged friends.

 

 

Children’s Environmental Education Program – Filled

Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 9AM-2PM

See July 8 description.

 

Crystal Singing Bowls Meditation with Maria Maier

Monday, August 12, 9-10AM

Maria brings meditation to Mashomack’s forest. Crystal singing bowls sound musical notes when played and are deeply relaxing. They support the body’s natural healing ability.

Add to that the sounds of nature and inner visions arise, cellular healing unfolds, and deep meditation opens its mysteries. $10 fee. Rain location: American Legion Hall. Ages 18 & up.

 

Library in the Wild – A Universe of Stories!

Tuesday, August 13, 10-10:45AM

Join Shelter Island’s children’s librarians Anthony Zutter or Mary Larsen Theinert at Mashomack. We’ll read a book and do a craft while enjoying the outdoors. Children ages 3 & up.

 

Young Naturalists: Turtle Time!

Friday, August 16, 10:30AM-Noon

How do turtles prepare for fall and winter? We’ll discover their surprising methods and discuss the variety of turtles and their habitat. Children will create their own unique shell with crayons and

poster board to wear on their backs. Ages 4 & up.

 

Family Fun: Sculpture from Nature at the Andy Warhol Preserve

Saturday, August 17, 10AM-Noon

Come to Montauk to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Andy Warhol Preserve.

Artist Grace Markman leads us in building sculptures from found materials as we gather our inspiration from the sea. Ages 7 and up.

 

Children’s Environmental Education Program – Filled

Monday-Thursday, August 19-22, 9AM-2PM

See July 8 description.

 

Family Fun: Hauling a Seine

Saturday, August 24, 6:30-8PM

Help pull in a 300’ haul seine and get a look at the creatures and plants that live in the sea! We’ll seek out striped bass, bluefish, porgies, fluke, flounder, and several species of crab. This demonstration of a traditional East End fishing method is appropriate for the whole family.

 

Crystal Singing Bowls Meditation

Monday, August 26, 9-10AM

See August 12 description.

 

Young Naturalists: What if you had Animal Teeth?

Friday, August 30, 10:30AM-Noon

Imagine if your front teeth fell out and were replaced by a beaver’s! Examine animal skulls, learn about different types of teeth, make a craft, and play a fun game. Ages 4 and up.

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