Activities and Walks


 Saturday, June 8, 2019:

  •  Avalon Park & Preserve Bird Walk, 8 a.m.
  •  Frank Melville Memorial Park/Mill Pond Bird Walk, 11 a.m.

 Saturday, July 13, 2019:

  •  Avalon Park & Preserve Bird Walk, 8 a.m.
  •  Frank Melville Memorial Park/Mill Pond Bird Walk, 11 a.m.

 Saturday, August 10, 2019

  •  Avalon Park & Preserve Bird Walk, 8 a.m.
  •  Frank Melville Memorial Park/Mill Pond Bird Walk, 11 a.m.



Enjoy a weekday bird walk at West Meadow Wetlands Reserve. Meet at the kiosk located at the entrance to Trustees Road. Walk is approximately 2 miles.

  •  June 12, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
  •  July 10, 2019 – 7:30 a.m.
  •  August 7, 2019 – 7:30 a.m.



  • Friday, June 7, 6:30 pm “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (2017)
  • Friday July 5, 6:30 pm – “Nature: Sex, Lies and Butterflies” (2018)
  • Friday August 2, 6:30 pm – Nature: Super Hummingbirds

Presenter: Joy Cirigliano. All movies will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Smithtown Library, Main Building, One North Country Road, Smithtown. Free and open to all. Reservations required. Call Joy Cirigliano at 631-766-3075, email, call the Smithtown Library (631) 360-2480 ext. 232 , or visit the Smithtown Library web- site to reserve seating.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH BIRD WALK—Sunken Meadow State Park Creek
Sunday, July 7, 7:30 am– – meet at field one by the Park Office. We will drive to trailhead from there.

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 9 a.m., Spring Birding by Kayak or Canoe, Smithtown Bay, Porpoise Channel, Stony Brook Harbor, Young Island and Smithtown Boat Basin. Must have own Kayak and PFD. Join Joy Cirigliano for a paddle down Smithtown’s Long Beach and Otto Schubert Park on Smithtown Bay, past the Nissequogue Bird Sanctuary and Youngs Island Wildlife Management area and into the Smithtown Boat Basin to wind up right back by the cars on the Boat Basin side. Low Tide is at 10 am and there will be good viewing of the waders and nesting rookeries on the mud flats, in the harbor and along the basin. Meet in front of the Long Beach Pavilion in Smithtown. Bring lunch, bug spray, suntan lotion, drinking water, and binoculars. Food (and restrooms) should also be available at Long Beach Pavilion and Smithtown Marina. Parking fees may apply for non- residents after 9 am. Launch will be be- tween 9:30 and 10 am.. RSVP required: call Joy Cirigliano at 631-766-3075 or email

FAMILY BEACH WALK AT WEST MEADOW Date and time TBD (see website). Join Patricia Paladines for a family beach walk and learn about the abundant and varied sea life found on the West Meadow shore. Meet at the pavilion.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK CENSUS, August 27—October 6.  Join us at the Stone Bridge at Frank Melville Park to witness the exciting annual migration of one of our most beloved members of the nightjar family—the Com- mon Nighthawk. Migration might be any or all days during the last week in August through early October. Join us from 5:30 p.m. to dusk as we conduct our annual nighthawk census, and enjoy the show!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main Street, Setauket                                                                                                                    Presented by JOSEPH JANNSEN, Contributing Writer for Decoy Magazine and  Conservation Lands Director for The Nature Conservancy on Long Island

FOUR HARBORS SPECIAL SUMMER LECTURE – OSPREYS 2019: THE REVIVAL OF A GLOBAL RAPTOR                                                                                                 Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Avalon Park and Preserve, Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook—park at The Barn                                      Presented by ALAN POOLE, author of two books on Ospreys, the most recent (Ospreys: revival of a global raptor; Johns Hopkins, March, 2019)




See current newsletter for additional FHAS activities

Directions to Avalon Park and Preserve – 200  Harbor Road. Stony Brook NY.

From the Long Island Expressway:
Take EXIT 62 (C.R. 97, or Nicolls Road) NORTH until it ends at 25A in Stony Brook. Turn LEFT onto 25A and proceed approximately 1.5 miles to Main Street. Immediately before the stoplight, bear RIGHT onto Main Street. One block ahead on the LEFT is Harbor Road. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the village shopping center just past the park on Main Street. The park’s boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road.
Trail maps are available in the kiosk at the Harbor Road entrance.