Exciting November Events - Join us in the Greenbelt!
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
Lots of People & Lots of Fun!!
22nd Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt
It was another great day for our 22nd Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt, sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO). A big thank you to everyone who made it possible: FLPG Board Members and Volunteers: David Cummings, Dai Dayton, Jean Dodds, Sharone Einhorn, and Leslie Lowrey; the SOFO Museum Nature Educators and Volunteers: LeighAnn Montaglione, Frank Quevedo, Katie Spencer, and Susannah Spencer; The Children's Museum of the East End: Liz Bard; The Hampton Library: Sarah Flood and T Quinn; The Nature Conservancy: Rob Shao; Quality Parks: Mindy Block, Robbin Block, and Dana Hilbert; Southampton Town Trustees: Ann Welker; Southampton Trails Preservation Society: Marilynn Kirkbright; our hike leaders: Frank Quevedo and Chris Chapin; and Quogue Wildlife Refuge: Tony Valderrama with Hooter the Great Horned Owl, Crypto the Bearded Dragon (both featured below), Boxie the Eastern Box Turtle, Checkers the Corn Snake, and the Stick Bug. Thank you also goes out to all of YOU who attended! Visit FLPG’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures.
Please Sign the Petition to Save Poxabogue Pond!
Thank you to all of our early petition responders! The initial response to the petition appeal has been inspiring (over 130 signatures to date). If you haven’t signed yet, please visit https://longpondgreenbelt.org/save-poxabogue-pond/ to add your name. The more signatures, the stronger the message! You might also pass along the petition to your social media friends using the Facebook and Twitter buttons on the site. And please come see first-hand why it is vital to save Poxabogue Field as open space. Join FLPG on Sunday, November 7, for a hike starting at Poxabogue Park and ending at Poxabogue Field. (See sidebar for event details.)
Annual Hike Along William B. Sickles Tree ID Trail
On October 2, Certified Arborist Jackson Dodds led FLPG’s annual hike along the William B. Sickles Tree ID Trail.The tree trail is noteworthy because it is home to at least twenty species of native Greenbelt trees and shrubs, including Bayberry, high and low bush Blueberry, Hickory, and three types of Oak. The trail is named for Bill Sickles, a retired Senior Superintendent of Parks for Suffolk County, who received FLPG’s Champion of the Greenbelt award in 2008. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation and stewardship of the Long Pond Greenbelt.
Suffolk County ATV Detail
On October 3, Forest Ranger Hicks participated in the Suffolk County Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council Multi-Agency ATV detail. The detail included DEC Forest Rangers, Suffolk County Park Rangers, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the Suffolk County Police Aviation Unit. Seven individuals were caught illegally riding on public and private lands, as well as roadways. All vehicles were impounded and multiple summonses issued for parents and guardians allowing juveniles to operate ATVs in violation of local law. If you see illegal ATV activity in the Greenbelt, please report it to the Southampton Town Police at (631) 728-3400.
Sundays @ 2 Events
Concluded for 2021
Thank you to those who attended FLPG’s final Sundays @ 2 event for 2021, which was held in-person and via Zoom on October 17. John Shemilt, SOFO Purple Martin Steward, gave a great presentation about the lifecycle of the amazing Purple Martins. Gourds not houses! Stay tuned in the Spring for our lineup of 2022 Sundays @ 2 events at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.
Upcoming Events in November
Important: Maximum 25 attendees - to register, please email or call (as noted in event detail). Masks required for unvaccinated participants. Priority at all events given to 2021 and 2022 FLPG Members. Dress appropriately for ticks.
Sunday, November 7 – Poxabogue Park Hike, 10:00AM-11:00AM. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack, for a moderately-paced, two-mile walk through grasslands and oak/pitch pine forest. Beautiful pond views and a look at Poxabogue Field. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Friday, November 19 – Full Frost Moon Hike, 5:30PM-6:30PM. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO). Join us for this leisurely-paced, one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the SOFO. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Saturday, November 20 – Old Farm Road Cleanup, 8:00AM-9:00AM. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more information, contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.
Friday, November 26 – Annual Walk It Off Walk, 10:00AM-Noon. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor for a moderately fast-paced hike to shed that Thanksgiving stuffing. Amazing views of Round Pond, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond! Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Our 2022 Membership Drive is Underway
It's Time to Renew!
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