Program Leader: Crystal Possehl, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator.
The wonderful views from a 118-foot high hill helped The Nature Conservancy name the location Montauk Mountain. On this adventure, we’ll take the half-mile trail to the summit of Montauk Mountain, which will lead us through salt-pruned forests and up into a dry maritime grassland and shrubland. We’ll look for Juneberry, Bearberry, White Oak, and Black Cherry and learn about the flowers or animals we come upon.
Each child will borrow a backpack of tools — including binoculars, magnifiers, compass — to use at three exploration stops along the trail, and we’ll start a nature journal with leaf rubbings and drawings.
Material fee: $2 for a notebook, or bring your own.
Participants must call (631) 537-9735 for reservations and information about meeting places.
There is no charge for SoFo members. Non-member fee is $7 per adult, $5 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under free. Fees include admission to the museum on the day of the program.