"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it." - Edward Abbey
As required by our insurance company, all field trip/outdoor activity participants must sign a waiver of liability. Participating in a field trip or outdoor activity carries with it certain risks and this agreement is necessary for the benefit of HOBAS and participants. A copy of the waiver can be found here. We appreciate your understanding.
Join us today as we ramble about this hidden gem of a preserve. Underhill is not yet open to the public and access is strictly limited. Today, you will learn about our restoration efforts as we check out the late winter birdlife! There may be some treats in store with regards to rarities!
Please note that this trip is limited to HOBAS members only.
Registration is a Must, Group Size Limited to 15 : 516-695-0763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Due to restricted access status, group will meet in front of the Starbucks in Jericho (Whole Foods shopping center) and we will car pool from there.
Fuch's Pond is one the favorite watering holes of the Crab Meadow Watershed. We'll spend time exploring the woods for lingering winter birds like Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, and Rusty Blackbird. We will also look for Wood Duck and other waterfowl, Wilson's Snipe, and the first amphibians and plants emerging from the thaw. River otters have been documented in this area!
Registration is a Must, Group Size Limited to 15: (516) 782-0293
Directions: 21 Norwood Road. Take 25-A/Northern Boulevard in Northport. Go north(left hand turn) on Waterside over Norwood Ave, pass the pond on right, make the next right onto Seaside Court and there's a little parking area right on the left.
The Preserve includes miles of marked nature trails with local wildflowers, trees, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. We'll be looking for early spring migrants, perhaps even an early wave of warblers!
Directions: Meet in the parking lot off of Muttontown Lane, which is on the south side of Route 25A, just west of Route 106 in East Norwich. Follow Muttontown Lane to the end.
This trip will be led by an outstanding naturalist and while we will focus on the plant life of the preserve (spring ephemeral wildflowers should be in bloom!) we will be keeping an eye out for birds.
Registration a MUST, This Trip is Open to HOBAS Members Only & Group Size Limited to 15: 516-695-0763.
Directions: From Route 25A in East Norwich, take Route 106 north to Oyster Bay. Make left on to Lexington Ave then left on to West Main Street. At the Mill Pond (on the left), bear to the right as if to go to Bayville. At first traffic light (water will be on your right) make a left onto Cleft Road. Take Cleft Road to Frost Mill Road, make a left. (If you wind up on the causeway going over Beaver Dam, you have gone too far.) Shu Swamp will be on your right after you go under the train trestle. Do NOT use your GPS. You will end up in the wrong place