EVENTS 2021

 FLPG 2023 Calendar of Events

Additions and Changes May Occur

SCHEDULING NOTICE:
Monday Monthly Meetings and the Sunday Place and Story Reading Group will meet on Zoom until the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center re-opens.
For all outdoor events, please dress appropriately for tick protection.

2024 Events

January

Monday, January 8 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  All are Welcome! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, January 20 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m.  Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Thursday, January 25 – Full Wolf Moon Hike. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Legend has it that native tribes related this moon to the nighttime howling of wolves. Join us to mark the first of the year’s full moons on this leisurely-paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open-field trails and, afterward some light refreshments and convivial conversation. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, January 27 – Grassland to Grassland Hike. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meet at the South Fork Natural History Society (SOFO) Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a moderately-paced 1 ½ mile hike with pond views from Vineyard Field to the grasslands of Poxabogue County Park. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

February

Saturday, February 3 – StoryWalk Trail Hike for HarborFrost. 10:00 a.m.  As part of the annual HarborFrost activities, join FLPG for a fun walk for kids of all ages along the StoryWalk Trail in Sag Harbor (approx. 30 minutes). The more adventurous can continue on for another half hour to see Long Pond and learn about the amazing Long Pond Greenbelt. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the bleachers at Mashashimuet Park on the corner of Main Street and Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.  *The StoryWalk Trail was made possible through a grant from Sag Harbor Partnership*

Monday, February 12 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, February 17 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, February 24 – Full Snow Moon Hike. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon the Full Snow Moon. Join us on this leisurely paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open field trails, behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO), and stay afterward for some light refreshments and convivial conversation.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Sunday, February 25 – Four Ponds Hike.  10:00 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3.5 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond, Deer Drink and Little Long Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

March

Monday, March 11 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, March 16 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Hike in the Long Pond GREENbelt. 10 a.m. Meet at the parking lot of Mashashamuet Park in Sag Harbor. May you have warm words for a cold day on this St. Patrick’s Day ─ with a blessing and a poem or two in memory of Joe Lane on this easy-paced journey through a portion of the superb Long Pond Greenbelt, including Long Pond, Little Long Pond, and Crooked Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, March 23 – Earth Hour. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  https://www.earthhour.org/

Monday, March 25 – Full Worm Moon Hike. 6:30PM-7:30PM. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The full “Worm Moon” was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. At the time of this spring moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm castings reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the “Sap Moon”, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Join us on this leisurely paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open field trails, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

April

Monday, April 8 – Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Friday/Saturday, April 12 & 13 – Long Island Natural History Conference, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Suffolk County Environmental Center, Scully Estate, 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip.  https://seatuck.org/2023-li-natural-history-conference/

Sunday, April 14 – Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Saturday, April 20 – Old Farm Road Cleanup, 8:00 a.m.  Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Monday, April 22 – Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 23 – Full Pink Moon Hike.  8:00PM-9:00PM.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Pink Moon name comes from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. 

Friday, April 26 – Arbor Day.

TBA – Great East End Clean-Up

May

Saturday, May 4 – Adopt a Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Sunday, May 12 – Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, May 13 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, May 18 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Thursday, May 23 – Full Flower Moon Hike. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Society on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, May 25 – Long Pond Hike. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3.5 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

June

Saturday, June 1 – National Trails Day / I Vineyard Field Work Day.  Details TBA.

Saturday, June 1 – Adopt a Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, June 8 – Dragonfly Day Celebration. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike.  Details TBA.

Sunday, June 9 Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, June 10 – FLPG Monthly Meeting.  5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, June 15 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Friday, June 21 – Full Strawberry Moon Hike. 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. It was christened for the strawberry because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

July

Saturday, July 6 – Adopt a Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, July 8 – Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Sunday, July 14 Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Saturday, July 20 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, July 20 – Crooked Pond to the Truman Capote Stone. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with beautiful pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sunday, July 21 – Full Buck Moon Hike. 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Join FLPG and SoFo on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The July full moon is named the “Buck Moon” as it is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

August

Saturday, August 3 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Sunday, August 11 – Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, August 12 – Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, August 17 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Monday, August 19 – Full Sturgeon Super Moon Hike. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon, since sturgeon were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, August 24 – Round Pond Hike. 8:00 a.m.-10 a.m. Meet at the end of Round Pond Road, Sag Harbor. Easy 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of 2 vernal ponds and four coastal plain ponds. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

September

Sunday, September 8 Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, September 9 – Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Tuesday, September 17 – Full Harvest Super Moon Hike. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SOFO on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, September 21 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, September 21 Tree ID Trail Hike. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Meet at the LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk. Join us for an easy-paced 3 mile hike along the William Sickles Tree ID Trail with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink and Long Pond. Leader: Arborist, Jackson Dodds. For more info call 631-745-0689.

Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day.

October

Saturday, October 5 – Adopt a Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, October 12 – Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton Tpke.

Monday, October 14 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Thursday, October 17 – Full Hunter’s Super Moon Hike. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Saturday, October 19 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, October 20 Sundays At Two. 2:00 p.m. Program TBA. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

November

Saturday, November 2 – Adopt a Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, November 11 – FLPG Monthly Meeting.  5:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are Welcome!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Friday, November 15 – Full Frost Super Moon Hike. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The Frost Moon is also known as the Full Beaver Moon.  For Native Americans this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Saturday, November 16 – Old Farm Road Cleanup.  8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Friday, November 29 – Annual Walk it Off Walk. 10:00 a.m.-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.

December

Tuesday, December 3 – Giving Tuesday.

Saturday, December 7 – Poxabogue County Park and Sagg Swamp. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meet at the Poxabogue County Park entrance at 191 Old Farm Road in Bridgehampton just south of the RR trestle. Easy hike with views of grasslands, ponds and swamp. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, December 9 FLPG Holiday Party. 6:00 p.m. Location & Details TBA.

Sunday, December 15 – Full Cold Moon Hike. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Saturday, December 21 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Past 2023 EVENTS

JANUARY

Fri., Jan. 6 – Full Wolf Moon Hike, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 BH/SH Tpk.
Mon., Jan. 9 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Sat., Jan. 14 – Poxabogue Pond Hike. 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Meet at SOFO, 377 BH/SH Tpk.
Sat., Jan. 21 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. (meet at Poxabogue Park, Sagaponack)

FEBRUARY

Sat., Feb. 4 – StoryWalk Hike for HarborFrost. 10 a.m. Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor
Sun., Feb. 5 – Full Snow Moon Hike, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 BH/SH Tpk.
Mon., Feb. 13 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Sat., Feb. 18 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. (meet at Poxabogue Park, Sagaponack)
Sat, Feb. 25 – Four Ponds, 10 a.m. Meet at LPGNC, 1061 BH/SH Tpk., Bridgehampton

MARCH

Tuesday, March 7 – Full Worm Moon Hike. 6:30PM-7:30PM. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The full “Worm Moon” was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. At the time of this spring moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm castings reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the “Sap Moon”, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Join us on this leisurely paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open field trails, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, March 13 – FLPG Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Friday, March 17 – Take a Hike in the Long Pond GREENbelt. 10AM-Noon. Meet at the parking lot of Mashashamuet Park in Sag Harbor. May you have warm words for a cold day on this St. Patrick’s Day ─ with a blessing and a poem or two in memory of Joe Lane on this easy-paced journey through a portion of the superb Long Pond Greenbelt, including Long Pond, Little Long Pond, and Crooked Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, March 18 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, March 25 – Earth Hour. 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.  https://www.earthhour.org/

APRIL

Thursday, April 6 – Full Pink Moon Hike.  8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Pink Moon name comes from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. 

Saturday, April 8Invasive Plant Removal. 9AM-11AM. Help remove invasive plants. If you have them bring loppers, gloves and shovel. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane, Sag Harbor. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689

Monday, April 10 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, April 15 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, April 16 – Sundays At Two – The American Chestnut, April Gonzales – 2:00 p.m. Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.  April Gonzales eats chestnuts all the time. Years ago she came across a pair of nuns collecting chestnuts in an Italian forest. The nuts were everywhere. Maybe that is where it all started…. April will discuss the American Chestnut and bring the little chestnuts that she grew from seed chestnuts. She will also have actual chestnuts that she is planning on potting up this spring. Sundays at 2 are free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 22 – Great East End Clean-Up.  9:00 a.m.  Meet at the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike at the entrance to the Nature Center (1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike).  Wear gloves.  Garbage bags and dumping will be provided.

Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day.

Friday, April 28 – Long Island Natural History Conference, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Suffolk County Environmental Center, Scully Estate, 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip.  https://seatuck.org/2023-li-natural-history-conference/

Friday, April 28 – Arbor Day.

Sunday, April 30 – Special Birding Hike, Christopher Gangemi – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Meet at the Mashashimuet tennis courts on the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Migration is upon us! Join Christopher Gangemi, a reporter and bird columnist at the East Hampton Star, for a quiet and slow creep through the woods to listen for, and hopefully see, some early season birds. Blue-gray gnatcatcher, great-crested flycatcher, Eastern kingbird, swallows, and perhaps a warbler or scarlet tanager are all possibilities. Bring binoculars and patience. Approximately 1 ½ mile. For more info and reservations email, greenbeltnews@aol.com.

MAY

Friday, May 5 – Full Flower Moon Hike. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Society on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, May 6 – Long Pond Hike. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3.5-mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, May 6 – Season opening of the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.  10am – 2pm. LPG Nature Center 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.

Saturday, May 6 –Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, May 8 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Sunday, May 14 – Sundays At Two – The Long Island Mammal Survey with Mike Bottini.  2:00-2:45 p.m. with optional field trip 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Launched in November 2022, the goals of this new conservation campaign led by Seatuck Environmental Association are to update the last mammal survey done here in the 1960s, educate Long Islanders about our native mammals, and based on our survey results lobby for changes in the NYSDEC’s hunting and trapping regulations. The survey will include mapping changes in the distribution of L.I.’s common species (e.g. Southern Flying Squirrel, Woodchuck, Eastern Chipmunk), rare species (Gray Fox, Striped Skunk, Long-tailed Weasel and Mink), and relatively new species (River Otter and Eastern Coyote). A major component of this project will rely on trail cams monitored by volunteers: learn how you can get involved in this exciting conservation campaign.  Mike will discuss the Survey and lead an optional one-hour field trip to look for animal sign.  Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.  Sundays at 2 are free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 20 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m.  Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, May 28 – Evening Walk in Vineyard Field. 5PM-6PM. Meet at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike behind the SOFO museum for a moderately-paced walk through this beautiful Long Pond Greenbelt grassland with pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. 

JUNE

Saturday, June 3 – Celebrate National Trails Day. TBA.

Saturday, June 3 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, June 3 – Full Strawberry Super Moon Hike. 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. It was christened for the strawberry because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391

Saturday, June 10 – Dragonfly Day Talk & Walk. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk. (behind the South Fork Natural History Museum).  Come learn about Dragonflies, Damselflies and their wetland habitat. Dragonflies are a sentinel species; their presence (or absence) is indicative of the health of our wetland ecosystems.  Nearly every dragonfly species around the world has now been assessed against the IUCN Red List criteria revealing that 16% of species are at risk of extinction.

10:00am-1:00pm:

  • Crafts with Children’s  Museum of the East End, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum
  • Fun4UFaces face painting
  • Storytime with Hampton Library
  • Refreshments
  • Dragonfly slide show and photos from the collection of Jean Held

10:30am: State Assemblyman Fred Thiele presents the Dragonfly Day Proclamation

11:00am-11:45am: Dragonfly presentation in barn by Annette DiGiovinne

12:00-12:45: Guided walk with Annette in Vineyard Field.

Sunday, June 11 – Sundays At Two – Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change.  An Overview of coastal Processes, Interventions and Adaptations with Kevin McAllister. 2:00 p.m.

Description:

Natural shorelines, particularly ocean beaches are dynamic transitional zones which are regularly being altered by the forces of nature—wind, waves and currents. Beyond the obvious ecological importance to diverse array of marine and avian species, naturally functioning shorelines are critical buffers against the damaging effects of storm surge on coastal development. With sea level rise accelerating in response to climate change, the urgency to protect, restore and effectively manage transitional zones for ecological benefits and recreational use is more critical than ever.

Bio:

Kevin McAllister’s training and professional experience in coastal zone management (CZM) is substantive and diverse. Kevin holds a Master’s degree in coastal zone management where the focus of study was dune management on a developed coastline. Kevin’s professional experience with coastal resources protection spans three decades and exemplified by his work in South Florida implementing major beach/dune restoration projects. Kevin’s current role is a public advocate for clean water and coastal sustainability.

Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.  Sundays at 2 are free and open to the public.

Monday, June 12 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, June 17 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

JULY

Saturday, July 1 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, July 3 – Full Buck Super Moon Hike. 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Join FLPG and SoFo on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The July full moon is named the “Buck Moon” as it is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, July 10 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, July 15 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday July 16 – Sundays At Two – Walking Tour with Southampton History Museum in the Long Pond Greenbelt with Connor Flanagan and Chenae Bullock. 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk.  Sundays at 2 are free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 22 – Crooked Pond to the Truman Capote Stone. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with beautiful pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

AUGUST

Tuesday, August 1 – Full Sturgeon Super Moon Hike. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon, since sturgeon were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, August 5 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, August 12 – Perseid Meteor Shower. Midnight. Meet at Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. RSVP required:  contact Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689 or email greenbeltnews@aol.com.

Sunday, August 13 – Sundays At Two. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, August 14 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, August 19 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Wednesday, August 30 – Full Blue Super Moon Hike. 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Society on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Whenever two full Moons appear in a single month, the second is christened a “Blue Moon.” Due to our calendar days, the appearance of a Blue Moon is actually a relatively rare occurrence as one rises on average only once every 2 1/2 to 3 years.  Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: TBD.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 2 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Sunday, September 10 – Sundays At Two.  Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, September 11 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, September 16 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, September 23 – Tree ID Trail Hike, 10 a.m. – Noon. Meet at the LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpk. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a easy-paced 3 mile hike along the William Sickles Tree ID Trail with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink and Long Pond. Leader: Arborist, Jackson Dodds. For more info call 631-745-0689.

Friday, September 29 – Full Harvest Super Moon Hike. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SOFO on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 7 – Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike

Sunday, October 8 – Sundays At Two. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Monday, October 9 – FLPG Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, October 14 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, October 21 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, October 28 – Full Hunter’s Moon Hike. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Day Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Sundays at Two – In Conversation with Photographer Sutton Lynch Sunday, October 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike Join us as we close out the 2023 Sundays at Two lecture series with Sutton Lynch, the 23-year old photographer from East Hampton who has grown an avid following on Instagram and other media by documenting the resurgence of marine life off the coast of Long Island. Mr. Lynch will present some of his work and talk about his process as well as his connection to the local landscape and how he has seen it change in recent years. Click for more information.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 4 – Adopt a Patch Work Session, 10AM. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned Patch. Don’t have a Patch yet – one can be assigned to you! Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome! For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, November 13 – FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, November 18 – Old Farm Road cleanup, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Fri., Nov. 24 – Annual Walk it Off Walk. 10:00 a.m. End of Round Pond Lane, Sag Harbor.

Monday, November 27 – Full Frost Moon Hike. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The Frost Moon is also known as the Full Beaver Moon.  For Native Americans this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.


Tuesday, November 28 – Giving Tuesday.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 9 – Sagg Swamp & Poxabogue Pond Hike, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Old Farm Rd. Sagaponack.

Monday, December 11 FLPG Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Geminid Meteor Shower
Wednesday, December 13, 10 p.m. 
Vineyard Field is a great place to watch the Geminid Meteor Shower.  Peak viewing is this Wednesday night into Thursday. The Geminid shower is considered to be one of the strongest meteor showers, with the possibility of more than 100 meteors per hour visible in dark sky locations! Meet at Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, December 16 – Old Farm Road clean up, 8 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Tuesday, December 26 – Full Cold Moon Hike. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Meet at the SOFO Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.