Learn about birds at Mashomack this weekend

An osprey spotted on the North Fork. (Credit: JP Stanisic)

An osprey spotted on the North Fork last year. (Credit: JP Stanisic)

Kids age 4 and up are invited to learn all about ospreys at Mashomack Preserve through hands-on artifacts, a fish-catching exercise, a short talk and a fun game.

Participants may have a chance to watch an active nest.

“Young Naturalists: Osprey Observations” takes place Friday, July 8 from 10:30 to noon and again from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the preserve. Come out and learn about the fish hawk.

On Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, Tom Damiani leads “One Good Tern Deserves a Plover,” a walk on Shelter Island’s Shell Beach. This is a historically significant nesting spot for the federally protected least terns and piping plovers. The group will look for nesting birds and perhaps see some young while learning about some of the threats that these birds face.
Registration required, call (631) 749-1001.