09/06/18 2:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Kids can learn about saving sea turtles at Mashomack Preserve on September 9.

STOCK PHOTO
Kids can learn about saving sea turtles at Mashomack Preserve on September 9.

A weekly round-up of events and activities on Shelter Island.

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06/02/18 8:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | A dogwood tree on Bateman and North Midway roads.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | A dogwood tree on Bateman and North Midway roads.

Latin Name: Cornus florida

Location: The flowering dogwoods have been spectacular this spring. Until last week, a handsome specimen stood out on the corner of Bateman and North Midway. Two others were prominent next to the library and in front of the school. Others were blooming in front of Center homes as well as along Route 114. (more…)

03/09/18 10:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Ecklund witch hazel on South Midway Road.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Ecklund witch hazel on South Midway Road.

Latin Name: Hamamelis X intermedia, H. virginiana

Location: In the bleak month of February when winter seems endless, few sights are as welcome as the bright yellow flowers of the witch hazel. A gorgeous multi-trunked specimen stands out like a floral torch on 59 South Midway Road in front of James and Linda Eklund’s house. (more…)

10/29/17 11:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Manhanset sweetgum tree.

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Manhanset sweetgum tree.

Latin Name: Liquidambar styraciflua

Locations: Three sweetgums stand tall at the edge of the Library parking lot. Four other trees, planted by Friends of Trees, can be found along Manhanset Road by Bonnie Lane. A sturdy specimen grows on the grounds of Union Chapel.   (more…)