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 Joe at (516) 467-9498.
August 17: Hempstead Lake State Park
August 24: Marine Nature Study Area
August 31: Labor Day Weekend No Walk
September 7: Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve
September 14: Jones Beach West End 2
September 21: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
September 28: Mill Pond Park
October 5: Massapequa Preserve
October 12: Point Lookout Town Park
October 19: Hempstead Lake State Park
October 26: Jones Beach State Park West End 2
November 2: Alley Pond Park
November 9: Mill Pond Park
November 16: Point Lookout Town Park
November 23: Massapequa Preserve
November 30: Hempstead Lake State Park, Parking Field 3
December 7: Jones Beach West End 2
December 14: Alley Pond Park
December 21: Mill Pond Park
December 28: Pelham Bay Park
Monthly Membership Meetings
Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May
(except third Tuesday, November 18, 2014).
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library
144 W. Merrick Rd.
(at S. Ocean Ave.)
DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SPEAKER: Lorraine Bondi-Goldsmith
TOPIC: My African Journey: How I Found My Heart and Soul in Africa
As our summer break ends, SSAS will start the year with a PowerPoint
presentation that focuses on the wildlife of South Africa, including the “big
five” (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo) and birds (African Fish
Eagle, jacana, weaver birds, Grey Heron, Lilac-breasted Roller, etc.).
Lorraine is an adjunct Professor of Biology at Farmingdale State College with an
MS in Environmental Science, and a Destination Specialist with Ntaba African
Safaris. She holds a Federal Master Banding Permit and has been banding birds
for 30 years; she handles birds of prey and other wildlife, with which she has
done many environmental education programs. She volunteers at Tackapausha Museum
and Preserve, working with the animals and assisting with programs, and is
currently President of The Friends of Tackapausha, Inc.
She wrote that “Going to Africa was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I had
wanted to work with and be around animals, and see Africa, since I was 6 years
old. When I went in November of 2013, the beauty and diversity of the wildlife
was truly overwhelming. It is a birder’s paradise! Africa changed me forever.”