NYS Audubon Council Fall Meeting
Windham, NY, Nov. 6-8
General Meeting, Freeport Memorial Library
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Brookside Preserve Fall Cleanup
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m.
Bird Walks, Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
All walks start at 9:00 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
For more information or in case of questionable weather conditions, please phone Joe at 516 467-9498 .
November 1: Mill Pond Park
November 8: Massapequa Preserve
November 15: Jones Beach West End 2
November 22: Point Lookout Park
November 29: Hempstead Lake State Park
December 6: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
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, November 10,
SPEAKER: Mike Farina
TOPIC: The Fascinating Migration of Raptors
Our next program will feature a PowerPoint presentation about the purposes, uses, and data obtained from hawk watches, one of which is run by our guest speaker at Oceanside’s Marine Nature Study Area. Mike Farina, the recipient of SSAS’s Conservation Award at our annual dinner in 2014, will let us know about this autumn’s hawkwatch sightings at MNSA and discuss other local watches. Mike graduated from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1999 with a B.S. in environmental science and forest biology. On his Web site (www.michaelfarina.com), he writes “I can still remember the first sentence that I heard at orientation, ‘…this is not a field that people enter to get rich, it is a field for those who wish to make a difference.’” During the summers of his college years, he was an intern at the Marine Nature Study Area and began monitoring, photographing, and observing the “incredible bird life in the salt marshes of Oceanside.” As the Conservation Biologist in charge of MNSA, he does “biological studies, aquarium maintenance, janitorial duties, repair and maintenance, landscaping, exhibit design, and outdoor education.”