May & June 2019
Hikes and Activities at Mashomack Preserve
Ruddy Turnstones – photo by Jim Colligan
Don’t Miss These Special Opportunities!
Have you ever wanted to stay overnight at the Mashomack Manor House?
Grab your binoculars and overnight bag- see the May 19 Birdwatch and Breakfast opportunity below!
Mashomack’s former Natural Resources Manager and birding expert Mike Scheibel will be back with us for this early morning birdwatch.
There are a few spaces still available in each session of our popular children’s Environmental Education program.
Register now to avoid missing out!
Warbler Wave by April Pulley Sayre
Walk along the Red Trail and read a story with your children as you go!
Beautiful photos of migrating warblers show them feeding and preening and tell the story of their amazing journey of thousands of miles.
Visitor Center Volunteer Orientation
Saturday May 4, 1-2 PM
The Mashomack Visitor Center needs you. If you enjoy connecting to people about local nature, consider volunteering. Training provided.
Blooming Dogwoods and the Spring Woods
Saturday, May 11, 10 AM-noon
Experience blooming dogwoods, great views of Bass Creek and the beautiful “back road” through Mashomack’s hills. Hike from the Manor House and walk the 1.5-mile loop of lower green trail.
Birds and Breakfast – Rise and Shine!
Sunday, May 19, 6-10 AM
Join our popular annual early morning birdwatch and breakfast. Come identify many species of brightly colored warblers on their migration. This guided walk is $35 and ends with a delicious breakfast in the Manor House. Limited overnight accommodations for TNC members ($135/person for room, walk, and breakfast).
Mashomack Open House and Haul Seine
Sunday, May 26, 4 -7 PM
We’ll celebrate summer on the Manor House lawn. Learn about our wildlife, nature programs and research projects. Take part in the East End’s traditional seafaring heritage by seeing what sea creatures we find in a 300’ haul seine (fishing net).
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denis Fleming
Walk along the Red Trail and read a story with your children as you go! From a caterpillar’s point of view, meet the creatures that live in the tall, tall grass from day until night! Hummingbirds, bees, birds, ants, snakes, moles, beetles, frogs, bunnies, fireflies and bats all are here.
Sunday, June 2, 1-2:30 PM
Join us on a special seaside walk – on the shores of Majors Harbor – to identify shells. We’ll see birds and do a light beach clean-up to help our marine environment.
Blue Trail Truck Tour
Saturday, June 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Take a truck tour on the 10-mile Blue Trail through oak forest, and meadows, and beside vernal and coastal ponds and experience the far reaches of the preserve.
Bluebirds and Blueberry Muffins
Saturday, June 15, 9-10:30 AM
Look through a spotting scope to view the brilliant blue of our New York State bird in an active bluebird nest box in Mashomack’s meadows. Enjoy a light breakfast.
Early Summer Kayak Trip
Saturday, June 22, 9-noon
Get a peek at Mashomack’s beaches by kayak as the gentle greens of early summer grace the shoreline. Look for nesting osprey, emerging marine life and other natural phenomenon.
$45 includes all necessary equipment.
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.
Plan Your Visit!
Trails and Visitor Center are open 9AM to 5PM, closed Tuesday.