DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl captured in flight on Shelter Island last January.
The killing of game birds and non-game birds on Christmas was a long held custom by sportsmen and others.
Then in 1900, this annual event was turned into a non-consumptive count by National Audubon ornithologist Frank M. Chapman who envisioned this census of birds as an accurate way to collect data on bird populations across the United States. Today, it is one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Perlman Music Program alum pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital in the Clark Arts Center on Friday, September 1.
A WEEKEND OF MUSIC
This Labor Day weekend, Perlman Music Program hosts two musical events in the Clark Arts Center as part of its Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series. On Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The Barefoot Movement will perform on the lawn at Sylvester Manor on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m
IT’S SUMMER — LET’S GO BAREFOOT!
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues its summer concert series with The Barefoot Movement on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m. The group first appeared at Sylvester Manor two years ago at a sold-out house concert, and returning to the summer Creekside stage will be fiddler Noah Wall, mandolinist Tommy Norris, guitarist Alex Conerly and upright bassist Katie Blomarz.
Sample provided food and beverages or bring a picnic and enjoy the wonder and serenity of a Creekside Concert at Sylvester Manor.
Tickets for the Barefoot Movement are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Visit sylvestermanor.org or call the Manor at (631) 749-0626.
DON BINDLER PHOTO | Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.
BIRDING AT MASHOMACK
Know the difference between cardinals and blue jays, but not much else? Like the outdoors and learning new things? On Sunday, April 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. Mashomack Preserve offers “Birding for Beginners.” (more…)
RICK KEDENBURG PHOTO | An eagle in flight pursued by smaller birds.
After nearly a century of absence, bald eagles are once again nesting on Long Island. On Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. the North Fork Audubon Society will offer a presentation about Bald Eagles on Long Island. The talk will take place at Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic.
Mike Scheibel will cover various aspects of natural history, the former abundance of bald eagles in New York, and how our national symbol was restored to grandeur. (more…)