November Updates at Mashomack

©Jim Colligan


Last Volunteer Workdays of the Season

Mashomack is hosting two final Volunteer Workdays for the fall season. We need your help planting rare, native species in our meadow and clearing leaves from the Manor House lawn so that they can be transported to Sylvester Manor for composting.

  • Dates:
    • Tuesday, 11/9, 2pm-4m: Native plantings in our meadows
    • Sunday, 11/21, 1pm-4pm: Leaf cleanup on the Manor House lawn
  • If you’re interested, please email MashomackPreserve@tnc.org by November 6th to reserve your spot
  • Space is limited


©Cindy Belt/TNC


November Book in the Woods

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

How do you know that winter is on its way? Trees, birds and frost on the window will give you clues! Come say goodbye to autumn, take a self-guided, half-mile walk and read a story as you go. A perfect family nature adventure and a great way to get your kids out into the woods.

Mashomack Musings

Our regular column in the Shelter Island Reporter highlights local wildlife and conservation. Stay up-to-date and check out our latest articles here.

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2021 Global Photo Contest Winners

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners of our 2021 Global Photo contest. Check out the images that amazed our judges most—and the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award, selected by you!

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TRAIL HOURS: Trails open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week

The Visitor Center and restrooms are temporarily closed.

During or following severe weather we may need to close unexpectedly.

If the gate is closed, the preserve is closed. Please do not enter the grounds.


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