Water Willow (Decodon verticillatus)
Photo courtesy of Donald J. House

LIBS Board approved the following safety protocols for field trips:

For field trips, you MUST:
• Register for the trip. Registration will be limited, so don’t assume there is room for you unless the trip leader tells you. If you register and become unable to attend, please cancel so someone else can take your place.
• Wear a face covering for the duration of the trip.
• Try to “socially distance” yourself from other trip participants.

Hope to see you in the field on beautiful Long Island in autumn.

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Ashley Schiff Preserve, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County NY
Trip leader: : Sue Avery (suea483@gmail.com) & Andy Greller (agreller2@optonline.net)

Sue & Andy will guide us through this 26-acre preserve on the Stony Brook University campus searching for fall composites. Located on the Harbor Hill Moraine, the preserve features 75 plant species including trailing arbutus, Lycopodium sp., mountain laurel, spotted wintergreen, and partridge berry, all native to the deciduous forest.

Directions: We will meet at the Ashley Schiff Preserve kiosk, which is situated on Circle Road. There is a visitor parking lot, free on weekends, also on Circle Road next to the Life Sciences building. https://goo.gl/maps/n6zaH43pMXxJr4Ci7

Registration is required at suea483@gmail.com. The field trip is limited to 10 participants, who must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 AM Add to Calendar
Cranberry Bog Preserve, Lake Ave., Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY
Trip leader: Andy Greller (agreller2@optonline.net)

Andy has been leading trips to this botanical gem for more than 50 years.

Directions: Meet at the entrance to Cranberry Bog Preserve on Lake Ave. (Route 63), approx. 1.1 miles south of the Riverhead traffic circle (the traffic circle south of Peconic River; there are two traffic circles in Riverhead).

Registration is required at agreller2@optonline.net. The field trip is limited to 10 participants, who must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 10:00 AM Add to Calendar
Oakland Lake, Queens County, NY
Trip leader: Andy Greller (agreller2@optonline.net), Ian Resnick, and Nancy Tognan

Directions and other info will be emailed after registration.

Registration is required at agreller2@optonline.net. The field trip is limited to 10 participants, who must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Joint field trip with Queens County Bird Club

Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10:00 AM
North Fork Preserve, Northville, Suffolk County, NY
Trip leader: Eric Lamont

Old Growth Forest/Successional Fields

This trip to North Fork Preserve will include walks through areas not previously covered on past LIBS field trips to this site. We will visit the old growth forest and associated old growth ponds (with ancient groves of buttonbush) in the undulating Harbor Hill Moraine, and focus on winter tree and shrub identification. We will also walk down the south slope of the moraine onto the outwash plain where we will investigate successional fields and shrublands. Approximately 2 miles of easy walking on wide trails.

To sign-up, email Eric Lamont and more information will be provided including the meeting place. [Email: elamont@optonline.net]

The field trip is limited to 10 participants, who must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Joint trip with the North Shore Land Alliance

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10:00 AM
Muttontown Preserve North, Nassau County, NY
Trip leader: Al Lindberg (alindberg@optonline.net)

The Seven Ponds Woods

At the center of Muttontown Preserve North, the Seven Ponds Woods are the last remnants of pro-glacial “Lake Muttontown” which was locked between the Harbor Hill Terminal Moraine and the retreating Harbor Hill ice sheet. Once part of the H.I. Hudson Estate, this area has been recognized as a significant wetlands since 1916. While exploring the woodlands, we will view one of Muttontown Preserve’s two persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) populations, and look for Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), and whatever else we find along the way. We will meet at The Bill Paterson Nature Center. Dress for the weather, waterproof footwear may be useful. Hand lens, camera and binoculars are recommended. Bring a liquid and snack or sandwich, as desired.

Directions: The Bill Paterson Nature Center is located at the end of Muttontown Lane south of Northern Blvd. (Rte 25A) in East Norwich. From the Long Island Expressway take Exit 41 North (Rte 106) to East Norwich, make a left on Northern Blvd (25A) for one block to Muttontown Lane. Turn left (south), the road ends at the Nature Center Parking Area.

Due to Covid-19 protocols, registration is limited and required on all trips; please contact the Trip Leader for information and to pre-register.

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 AM
Brentwood Campus the Sisters of St. Joseph, Suffolk County NY
Trip leader: Amanda Furcall (furcall@csjbrentwood.org), Bill Jacobs, and Lindsay Charlop

On the 212-acre Brentwood campus, the Sisters of St. Joseph endeavor to be a model of ecological sustainability by using solar energy and converting lawns into meadows, farmland and rain gardens. Join us for a tranquil walk through the Pitch Pine-Oak-Heath woodlands, a rare quality habitat in Western Suffolk County.

To contact Amanda the day of the trip call 631-320- 8240.

Directions: Meet at Thera Farm Stand, 1705 Brentwood Rd, NY 11717 at the corner of Brentwood Rd. and Commack Rd. Park in the farm stand gravel parking lot.

From the Southern State Parkway, take exit 43N, go north on Commack Rd, at the end make the right onto Brentwood Rd. and the entrance will be immediately on your right.

From the Expressway take exit 55 to Fulton St, follow it to the end and make the right onto Suffolk Ave. In one mile turn left onto Brentwood Rd, in less than a mile you’ll see the large entrance gates on your left.

Due to Covid-19 protocols, registration is limited and required on all trips; please contact the Trip Leader for information and to pre-register.

2019 field trips
2018 field trips
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2014 field trips
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1986–2011 field trip database (.xls)
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