Tackapausha Children’s Holiday Party
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Steve at (516) 987-8103.
November 24: Jones Beach West End #2
December 1: Alley Pond Park
December 8: Massapequa Preserve
December15: Point Lookout Town Park
Monthly Membership Meetings
Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May
(except third Tuesday, February 19, 2013).
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library
144 W. Merrick Rd.
(at S. Ocean Ave.)
DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
TOPIC: Raptors of Long Island
In this hour-long program, after our coffee break you’ll meet several unreleasable resident raptors, all native to Long Island. The guests of honor will include several species of owls, a falcon, and a hawk that reside at Volunteers for Wildlife’s hospital in Locust Valley. Come learn about the natural history of these birds of prey and the adaptations that make them such fierce predators. Several interesting recent raptor cases from Volunteers for Wildlife’s hospital will be discussed too.
Volunteers for Wildlife, founded in 1982 as the first wildlife rehabilitation center on Long Island, cares for approximately 750 to 1000 injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals every year. In addition to wildlife rehabilitation efforts, the organization seeks to foster an appreciation for Long Island’s wildlife and habitats. Lauren has worked as the Education Coordinator at Volunteers for Wildlife since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s degree in education, and is a New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Some of her favorite patients to work with at the hospital include neonatal and juvenile squirrels, herons, and raptors.