The feathers of birds are one of the many traits that help identify our winged friends. Not only do feathers help birds stay aloft and warm, they also play a role in attracting mates, as well as creating sound.
Come learn more about the important functions and uses of these highly modified reptilian scales!
Join us today as we learn all about our feathered friends-birds! How are birds different from other animals? How are they the same? Are all birds the same? Why do the males and females sport different coloration from each other? How far can a bird really fly? After a lively lesson on what makes a bird a bird, we will turn crafty and make a springtime bird craft.
Space is limited to 15, please, no unregistered siblings. Registration a must: 631-903-5556. Ages five and up.
Tonight we will host a multi-media slideshow documenting citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. First, we will take a 20-minute journey, narrated by Robert Redford, through redrock splendor, discussing how the designation of Wilderness is the best way to protect land, water, and the ecosystem, as well as learn about the flora and fauna (especially endangered species) of the canyonlands of Southern Utah. The multimedia slideshow will be shown in conjunction with a presentation on the status of the Utah wilderness movement. This inspirational and informational event is a must see for people wishing to become personally involved to make the difference in American public lands conservation effort.
Common ravens, honored by Native Americans, are fascinating, intelligent and playful birds. Of the birds classified as perching birds or "songbirds," the Common Raven is the largest, the size of a hawk. Often its deep croaking call will alert the observer to a pair of ravens soaring high overhead. An intelligent and remarkably adaptable bird, living as a scavenger and predator, it can survive at all seasons in surroundings as different as hot desert and high Arctic tundra. Once driven from much of its eastern range, the raven is now making a comeback and is populating Long Island!
Join us tonight and learn about the natural history of this amazing bird, as well as some of the legends, lore and myth that surround the common raven.
With endless stories and photos of fish kills, harmful algal blooms, oil spills, beach closures, etc. filling our daily newsfeeds, it appears that our environment is in a horrific state of “Doom and Gloom”. Although we do face many environmental challenges, this constant bombardment of negativity creates a lack of enthusiasm among local communities when it comes to protecting our environment. Regain your enthusiasm for protecting our marine environment by learning about some of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the waters of Long Island.
America’s National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. In honor of this occasion, we will enjoy a look at the grandeur of scenery and the diversity of birds and wildlife of the national parks and other special places protected by the National Park Service. From Maine’s rocky coast to Florida’s everglades, through the Great Plains and badlands, the mountains and deserts of the west, and on to the unique habitats of Hawaii and Alaska, we invite you to celebrate our Parks with us!