Field Trips and Activities

"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.

JUNE

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 8:00 AM

Connetquot River State Preserve

The Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish, and animals.

Registration: Call (585) 880-0915 to register.

Directions: From the west, get off Sunrise Highway at Oakdale-Bohemia Road, cross over Sunrise, head west and watch for the Park entrance on the right.


JULY

Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 8:00 AM

Stillwell Woods Preserve

Stillwell Woods offers a blend of old field and oak barrens communities, the latter of which includes plants and animals that are more typical of habitats farther east on Long Island.

Registration:  585-880-0915

Directions: Jericho Tpke to South Woods Rd in Syosset. Go north about 1.5 miles. As soon as you pass Syosset High School, look right for the entrance to the park. Drive past the ball fields to the end of the parking area near the gate to the trails. You may have to park further up if there are soccer games in progress. We will meet in front of the gate by the entrance to the trails.


ABOUT THE FIELD TRIPS

  • Field trips organized by Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon are free, unless otherwise specified, and open to the public. However, some special activities may be open only to Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon members.
  • Newcomers are most welcome. Binoculars and field guides are strongly advised, but leaders usually have some field guides to share.
  • Directions to the site are published in our newsletter, website and Facebook page. We urge you to save the directions.
  • Please arrive before the departure time listed in the trip description. Trips will leave promptly at the time given.
  • Carpooling is possible, gas and tolls are shared. Contact the trip leader to see if anyone has expressed interest. The trip leader is not responsible for arranging carpools, just giving you names of others who are interested in carpooling.
  • Registration is necessary. Call the trip leader by 9:00 PM on Thursday for a Saturday trip and by 9:00 PM Friday for a Sunday trip. Be sure to leave your phone number. You may participate if you didn’t register, but we will not be able to notify you of any changes or cancellations without your phone number.
  • Dress for the weather realizing you’ll be outdoors for long periods of time. Bring water, proper footwear, snacks and if the trip is for a full day, bring a bag lunch. Bring money to cover your share of any carpooling expenses as well as any required entry fees at our destinations.
  • Rain or temperature below 20° F cancels (sometimes!). Be sure to check our Facebook page the night before or morning of to check if inclement weather has caused us to cancel the trip.
  • For the health, safety and comfort of all field trip participants, please refrain from smoking or wearing perfumes or colognes on HOBAS field trips