A Walk In The Woods

A flurry of fall nature walks and fun events is on the horizon. First up is the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt with a Poxabogue County Park nature walk on Saturday, November 3, at 10 AM, sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum. The Long Pond Greenbelt is widely considered to be one of the most ecologically significant areas in all of New York State and the Poxabogue Preserve is right in the center of it all.

The walk and museum admission tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages three to 12, free for children two and under. Advanced registration is required for all events and can made via www.longpondgreenbelt.org and www.sofo.org.

On November 3 at 10 AM, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is sponsoring a one-hour hike through two miles of Amagansett’s Stony Hill terrain. Led by Jim Zajac, the walk will begin on Red Dirt Road roughly a quarter of a mile east of Accabonac Road. Then on Monday, November 5, at 7:30 PM, the monthly general membership meeting will begin. The meeting welcomes new, old, and prospective members to Ashawagh Hall on Springs-Fireplace Road. Doors open at 7 PM with refreshments. For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.

Finally, the Group for the East End is presenting its November Nature Programs on the North Fork with two exciting upcoming events. Walk through Orient Beach State Park in search of animal tracks on Saturday, November 3, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Search for footprints, nests, burrows, and scrapings of all sorts of animals. Then on Sunday, November 4, from 1 to 3 PM, will be a trail cleanup in the Arshamomaque Preserve. Volunteers can meet at the Chapel Lane parking area to begin the cleanup. For additional information, visit www.groupfortheeastend.org.

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