Activities and Walks

Monthly Walks

Please join us on our monthly Second Saturday bird walks held at Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook and Frank Melville Park in Setauket.  These walks are free for all; no registration is required.  Binoculars are recommended.

Avalon Walk:  Meet in front of the Stony Brook Grist Mill next to Stony Brook Pond at 8 a.m. (November through March walks are held at 9 a.m.)  

Frank Melville Park Walk:  Meet at the Setauket Post Office located at 101 Main Street at 11 a.m. 

The walks usually last 1 to 2 hours. Note that the walks may be canceled due to cold weather, rain, or snow.  Please wear appropriate attire for the weather conditions.

Upcoming Walks

Sunday, July 30, 2017, 6:45 a.m. – Off the Beaten Path – Sunken Meadow State Park, 1 Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754. 

Learn the less well-known paths at Sunken Meadow by the upper creek and east end. Meet at Park Office at Field/Lot 1. Note: Please be sure to be on time to the Sunken Meadow State Park walk. Tollbooth fees apply after 7 a.m. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017: Avalon Park & Preserve Bird Walk, 8 a.m.

Saturday, August 12, 2017: Frank Melville Memorial Park/Mill Pond Bird Walk, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – Join us for a weekday bird walk at West Meadow Wetlands Reserve, Meet at kiosk at entrance to Trustees Road. Note: Tollbooth fees at West Meadow Beach apply after 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 7am-12pm – Off the Beaten Path – Nissequogue River State Park, 799 Saint Johnland Rd, Kings Park, NY 11754. 

Learn the less well-known bird walks at Nissequogue River State Park. Meet at Administration Building on steps. Note: Please be sure to be on time to the Nissequogue River State Park walk. Tollbooth fees apply after 8 a.m. 






Plants for Birds
Talk and Workshop: Then assist with garden maintenance at established Habitat Gardens 
Learn about the plants that attract birds and why they attract birds. 

Learn how to plant, maintain, and keep them looking nice. Plant give-away for gardening assistance. Bring gloves, trowels/weeders and small empty flowerpots.  Call Joy Cirigliano (631)766-3075 for more information
• Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11-1 p.m., Kings Park Library, 1 Church Street, Kings Park
• Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11 –1 p.m., Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown
• Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10-1 p.m., Nesconset Library, 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset


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.