Public Nature Programs

Join us for one of our monthly speaker programs Topics will range from birds (of course!) to mammals to the natural areas of Long Island to everything in between.

Seating is limited, please be sure to register early!!!

  

 

Why Birds Matter, The Threats They Face, How We Can Help
Stella Miller, WBU
Sunday, December 8, 2019 9am

Thursday, December 12, 2019 7pm

The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News and countless other news outlets recently headlined the devastating news that since 1970 we have lost 29% of our bird populations. According to the 2019 “State of the Birds Report”, that’s just about THREE BILLION birds. But why should we even care? And what can we do to help? This newly updated program will explain why birds matter, the perils they face, and how we can, as individuals and communities, work together to help protect them.

Please note that due to customer requests, we will be presenting this program twice-as both a morning program and an evening one. 

Attendees of the December 8th and 12th programs will be entered to win a free Advanced Pole System!! On the 8th, also receive special discounts and samplings of Bird Friendly Certified coffee and maple syrup!

 

 

January and February: Documentary Night Series. Check your inbox and in-house flyers for details!

Creating Backyard Habitat Through Living Landscapes
Stella Miller, WBU
Sunday, March 22, 2020 9am

 

 

 

Seating is limited, please register early by calling 516-226-1780! 

Don't forget we hold our Birds, Bagels and Brew events the first Saturday of each month at 9:30am! Now with Double Points for DSC members!!

 

Previous Programs

August 3, 2017
John Turner: Exploring the Other Island, A Seasonal Guide to Natural Long Island

August 19, 2017
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

September 14, 2017
Mike Bottini: The Expansion of Coyotes Onto Long Island

October 5, 2017
Douglas Robinson, PhD: The Marvels of Avian Migration

November 2, 2017
Stella Miller: Birds: Why They Matter. The Threats They Face. How We Can Help

December 2, 2017
Lauren Eddings, Volunteers for Wildlife:  Raptors of Long Island

December 9, 2017
Stella Miller, WBU:  Backyard Birds and Pinecone Feeder Workshop for Kids

December 14, 2017
Chris Paparo: Falconry, an Ancient But Not Forgotten Sport

January 25, 2018
John Turner: The Wonderful World of Woodpeckers

February 3, 2018
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

February 23, 2018
Stella Miller: Owls, Their Natural History and Adaptations (DSC members event)

March 8, 2018
Stella Miller: Creating Backyard Habitats

April 9, 2018
Douglas Robinson, PhD: Ravens & Crows, Our Smartest Birds

May 3, 2018
Lloyd Spitalnik: Warblers, Gems of the Avian World

June 18, 2018
Katie Fallon: Vultures, The Story of an Unloved Bird

July 19, 2018
Louise Harrison: Plum Island, Saving an Ecological Gem

August 23, 2018
Stella Miller: Birds, Why They Matter, The Threats They Face, How We Can Help

September 13, 2018
Rob Cahill: The Birds of Guatemala and the Long Island Connection

September 22, 2018
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

October 13, 2018
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

October 17 2018
Douglas Robinson, PhD: How Wildlife Survives Winter

November 16, 2018
Martyn Kenefick: The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

November 29, 2018
Stella Miller & Volunteers for Wildlife: Discovering The Owls of Long Island

November 29, 2018
Volunteers for Wildlife: Living With Long Island's Wildlife

January 12, 2019
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

January 19, 2019
Stella Miller: The Birds in Our Backyards

February 19, 2019
Christine Burke: Bird Feeding Mastery

February 17, 2019
Stella Miller: Birds, Why They Matter, The Threats They Face, How We Can Help

February 21, 2019
Stella Miller: The Birds in Our Backyards

March 24, 2019
Stella Miller: Creating Backyard Habitats Through Living Landscapes

April 25, 2019 
Don Riepe: Jamaica Bay, an Urban Refuge for Wildlife

May 2, 2019
Christine Burke: Attracting Birds to Your Yard Through Bird Feeding Mastery

May 4, 2019-
Stella Miller: The Birds in Our Backyards

May 16, 2019
Stella Miller: The Wonderful World of Long Island's Woodpeckers

June 6, 2019
John Turner: The Goatsuckers of Long Island

June 23, 2019
Christine Burke: Getting to Know...American Robins

July 18, 2019
Lois Lindberg: Sagamore Hill and Teddy Roosevelt-A Conservation Legacy

August 15, 2019
John Potente: The Tale of the Monarch

August 18, 2019
Christine Burke: Getting to Know...Chickadees

September 8, 2019
Christine Burke: Backyard Bird Feeding Workshop

September 19, 2019
Stella Miller, with Volunteers for Wildlife: Discovering the Owls of Long Island

October 3, 2019
Mike Bottini: The Mammals of Long Island

November 3, 2019
Christine Burke: Backyard Bird Feeding Workshop

November 10, 2019
Stella Miller: The Birds in Our Backyards

November 14, 2019
Chris Paparo: From Whales to Plankton, Discovering the Waters of Long Island