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11/13/19 8:00am

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Hap Bowditch’s sculpture representing Mary Droser’s breakthrough fossil discovery, the Funisia Dorothea.

Where would you find the renowned paleontologist who discovered evidence of the earliest animal sexual reproduction on earth?

One place was at Marie Eiffel’s last week having coffee. (more…)

09/26/19 4:30pm

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The Tom & Lisa Band has a busy fall schedule with gigs on the Island and across the South Fork.

The Tom & Lisa Band have some concerts coming up, both on and off the Island. The Island-based band has a busy fall schedule of various performances on the Island and throughout the South Fork — including a well-known festival in Sag Harbor.

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05/13/19 8:00am

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The over 200-year-old stout-trunked white oak’s sprawling branches dwarfed its admirers.

Mashomack Preserve’s Big and Odd Tree Tour on March 30 offered nature lovers a rare chance to explore the interior areas of the Preserve by truck and hike.

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03/24/19 3:00pm

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Hungry chicks with mouths agape wait for parents to return to the nest with food.

Throughout the winter, hikers at Mashomack Preserve have come back to the Visitor Center exclaiming, “Could I have seen a bluebird out in the fields?” 

The answer is yes! A few of New York’s state birds do stick around during the cold weather, eating fruits and berries instead of the normal insect diet of the warmer months.

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09/10/18 2:16pm
BEVERLEA WALZPHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson, director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the proceeds from this year’s race.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson,
director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the
proceeds from this year’s race.

One hundred and four participants paddled competitively in the fifth annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, September 8. The 19-mile course around Shelter Island started and ended at Wades Beach, with kayaks, paddleboards, surf skis, OC1-OC6, coastal rowers and prone boards all represented.

The race was launched at 8:30 a.m. after a prayer was sung by members of the Shinnecock Nation, asking Gitche Manitou, or Great Spirit, to bless the racers. (more…)