Earth Week Full Moon Walk
Since the 1970s, April 22nd has been recognized across the country (and now the whole world) as Earth Day - a day to teach, learn, and celebrate the beauty of the natural world around us. Over the years, this celebration has evolved into a full-blown Earth Week - and while there are tons of events you can join in this year, we are particularly excited for a nighttime walk under the full moon at the beautiful, pristine Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island.
Nestled between the North and South Forks, Mashomack Preserve is a natural wonderland - nicknamed the “Jewel of the Peconic” - featuring over two thousand acres of rugged coastline, wetlands, and forests, and the home of hundreds of species of magnificent birds, turtles, fishes, and woodland creatures, as well as wide meadowlands filled with wildflowers and rare stands of old-growth forest. Permanently protected by The Nature Conservancy, it is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the natural world - and all the better as you can stroll through the meadows, marshes, and coastline under the light of the full moon, far from the glow of the city lights.
Mashomack Preserve’s Earth Week Full Moon Walk takes place on Friday, April 19th, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Admission is free (though donations to support the upkeep and preservation of the Mashomack are appreciated) but advance registration is required by calling (631) 749-4219 or emailing MashomackPreserve@tnc.org. All are welcome except for Fido- no pets are allowed at the Preserve.