The North Fork Audubon Society

Society connects people with nature. We promote the preservation of birds and wildlife by protecting and restoring critical habitats of Long Island’s North Fork. Our hands-on environmental and natural science programs encourage individuals of all ages to participate. We aim to grow a strong community of active members and supporters who value nature.

Summary of Upcoming Events
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Tue, Jul 18 Tuesdays with Tom
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Tue, Aug 15 Tuesdays with Tom
Cedar Beach Creek
Tue, Sep 19 Tuesdays with Tom
Pine Trail Preserve

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The Spring Newletter Is Here

Click here For the North Fork Audubon Spring 2017 Newsletter

Help Build A Rain Garden
The Red House Nature Center
Sunday, June 4, Noon-3PM

We started our rain garden in front of the Red House (64795 County Rd 48, Greenport, NY) with great volunteer help. There is still more to do. We will reconvene on Sunday, June 4 to continue with the work. Please come help us dig out the area for this garden this Sunday, June 4, from noon to 3 pm. Learn all about how rain gardens reduce storm water and support birds and pollinators. They’re an ideal replacement for unsustainable lawns. Go home with fact sheets on how you can create a rain garden at your house. Plan to bring a shovel or spade, gardening gloves, a trowel, and wear work shoes/boots. Bring a water bottle and wear sun screen. If you have friends or relatives who’d like to help, bring them along with shovels. The more hands, the merrier, and the more quickly we can accomplish this task.

Any questions or concerns, email Robin Simmen at rlsimmen@gmail.com.

Climate Change Is Threatening Our Birds

Audubon’s Bird and Climate Change Report, published in September 2014, confirmed that climate change is the single greatest threat to North American birds. Seven years in the making, the report warns that 314 North American bird species could lose more than half of their current ranges by 2080 due to rising temperatures.

On March 12, 2017, Lynsy Smithson-Stanley gave a presentation on the Audubon Climate Initiative. In her presentation, she explained how Audubon scientists analyzed data related to how climate-driven changes in the environment are affecting birds and their ability to survive.  She also gave us strategies for how we, as citizens, can help protect our birds.   Read her presentation here.

Some links to important information sources:

A home page with tips and tricks for how to plant gardens and create bird-friendly habitats.  http://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds 

Want to know what plants are native to your area, and what kinds of birds they will attract? http://www.audubon.org/native-plants

Read an article on SoutholdLocal.com about
Climate change is threatening birds – and why you should care.