Prepare to be on the lookout for wildlife! This nearly 3,500-acre refuge of sandy pine barrens, wetlands, ponds and woodlands is nestled in central Long Island along the pristine, spring-fed Connetquot River. A wilderness surrounded by suburbs, the preserve provides excellent opportunities to see more than 200 bird and 300 plant species, as well as several mammal, reptile, amphibian, butterfly and moth species that once flourished throughout Long Island. (information derived from NYS DEC)
We will be meeting in the parking lot. Please tell the attendant at the parking booth that you are getting dropped off for a youth hiking program so you do not have to pay for parking.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Please dress warm and wear layers
- Hiking boots or sneakers with high socks (in case ticks are of concern)
- Bug spray (I will have extra)
- Water bottle/snack
- Binoculars (if you have)
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