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Thank you for participating in our 2022 LI Coastal Bioblitz & all the bioblitz events!!
We had 27 participants with over 1400 observations of over 600 species!! The top species observed included Great Egret, Red-winged Black Bird, Tree Swallow, Horseshoe Crab, Osprey, and Poison Ivy!!
If you want to see more results, check out our iNaturalist LI Coastal Bioblitz project page at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/li-coastal-bioblitz-2022!
With the support of our Corporate Conservation Partners we are able to advance an aggressive effort to conserve Long Island’s diverse wildlife populations and environment. We are very grateful to Covanta Blue Point Brewpub Ameriprise Financial Artisan Mortgage Company, Inc. Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar Great Bay Marine Hassett Ford Lincoln South Shore University Hospital for their continued dedication to Seatuck and our mission.
The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz starts today!! Use our LI Coastal Bioblitz event guide to find a great spot to observe wildlife near you, see what type of species to look out for, and for the best bioblitz tips & tricks!
Also, there is still time to join any of our amazing bioblitz events this whole week! Learn more and register at seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz.
Remember to join the 2022 LI Coastal Bioblitz!! All information can be found at seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz!
We've added a number of exciting in-person events this year including invasive species pulls, bat walks, nature tours, movie features, and more! Events start June 4th and you can find more information and how to register at seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz.
CHECK OUT THIS COOL NEW TUNNEL!!
This tunnel is not meant for cars, but its actually for frogs! AKA a toad tunnel! 🐸
The frogs are now able to move from one pond to the other without the risk of becoming roadkill. In past years scores of wood frogs, spring peepers, green frogs, bullfrogs, and grey treefrogs were killed along this stretch of road, where two ponds on each side of the road are in close proximity, as the animals attempted to move between ponds.
Kudos Seatuck staff and partners, Town of Brookhaven Highway Department and Superintendent Dan Losquadro, Supervisor Ed Romaine, members of the Brookhaven Town Board including Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Attorney Annette Eaderesto, and ACO industries - wildlife section.
This approach can take place on other roads in Long Island to protect our froggy friends!
Join Seatuck & wildlife biologist Julie Zeyzus for a bat presentation and walk around Scully Estate! Participants will engage in a brief discussion about bat habitat, diet, and value of bats. A leisurely walk through wooded flyways with bat acoustic detection equipment will follow discussion. This is also a great event to log even more LI Coastal Bioblitz observations!
For more information and to register for the bat walk head to seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz.
Join Seatuck as we continue to fight phrag at West Brook and protect the beautiful riverine environment! It's also a great event to grab some observations for the LI Coastal Bioblitz!
For more information and to register head to seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz.
Thank you for joining the LI Coastal Bioblitz Webinar Training! Don't worry if you missed it, you can find the webinar recording and all other resources at seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz!
You can participant in this year's LI Coastal Bioblitz from June 4th - June 11th (remember to join our iNaturalist LI Coastal Bioblitz 2022 page!). Also, NEW this year we have a series of bioblitz and Invasive Species Awareness Week events to share with you all. Check them all out at seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz!!
Migratory fish face a range of challenges like overfishing, habitat degradation, invasive species, and disease. They are some of the most threatened fish species on the planet.
Learn more about some of the challenges they face through the articles, "Overfishing: How Does it Threaten our Fish Population" (https://yourbassguy.com/news/overfishing/) and "Many freshwater fish species have declined by 76 percent in less than 50 years" (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/migratory-freshwater-fish-decline-globally#:~:text=Migratory%20freshwater%20fish%20decline%2076%20percent%20since%201970%2C%20new%20report%20finds&text=Like%20many%20migratory%20fish%2C%20chinook,sea%20to%20upriver%20spawning%20grounds.)
We can make a difference and help restore the habitat of these amazing migratory fish species! Join us this Saturday, May 21st for the West Brook Phrag Fight! Register at https://seatuck.org/civicrm/event/info/?id=2810!
Since it's World Fish Migration Day this Saturday May 21st, we'd like to share a recent Client Spotlight by Princeton Hydro featuring our River Revival program and efforts to restore migration fish habitat at Bellmore Creek!
Check it out at https://princetonhydro.com/client-spotlight-seatuck/! Also, register to Fight Phrag with us at West Brook on WFMD at https://seatuck.org/civicrm/event/info/?id=2810!
We're so excited to be part of World Fish Migration Day this Saturday May 21st!
World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration to create worldwide awareness of the importance of freshwater migratory fish and free-flowing rivers.
Join us on World Fish Migration Day, May 21st, 2022, as we work to remove invasive species at West Brook and continue to improve stream habitat for diadromous fish. Register at https://seatuck.org/civicrm/event/info/?id=2810.
Our Wild & Scenic Film Festival is just 3 days away! We are grateful to our sponsors for their generosity and look forward to enjoying the event with them Friday. Bubba's Burrito Bar Dance In Dancewear The Nature Conservancy Princeton Hydro
Tickets still available. Get yours today- https://seatuck.org/wild-and-scenic-film-festival/
Just 1 week until our Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Don't miss your chance to attend this night of entertainment at the beautiful Scully Estate, Islip. Register today: https://seatuck.org/wild-and-scenic-film-festival/
A giant THANK YOU to our Corporate Conservation Partner Covanta for an amazing volunteer day at our home base at the Suffolk County Environmental Center in Islip. These hard working men and woman did everything from rebuilding the boardwalk on the marsh trail, revitalizing the driveway and pathways, mowing the lawn, cutting back overgrowth and more! We are grateful for their help and for our ongoing partnership. We look forward to having the team back this fall!
The Ruth C. Kinney Elementary School in Islip Terrace ran an art contest benefitting Seatuck. Thanks to all the kids who participated especially this year's winners: Emma Pierre Etienne, Kayla Karlund, Riley McNair, Luke Mancuso, and Adriana Pisani.
Last week Seatuck put the finishing touches on the Re-Tern Project’s social attraction pilot study site! Seatuck staff deployed common tern decoys and speakers playing tern calls (along with much more equipment!) in hopes to attract nearby terns.
A tern colony located west of this site is home to hundreds of common terns during the Spring/Summer months for the breeding season (swipe for photos/videos). Unfortunately, this colony is resting on an extremely low elevated marsh island. With sea level rise projected to reach 1ft by 2050, this island will be completely submerged.
Our goals are to protect any remaining habitat and create safe nesting environments for terns and other beach-nesting birds facing the dangers of habitat loss.
Check out the latest newsletter from Half Shells for Habitat for an oyster shell recovery year in review!
The Cultch Crew Newsletter 2022 A Year In Review Hello Cultch Crew! The Cultch Crew Newsletter is sent out to all participants in the Half Shells For Habitat Oyster Shell Recovery Partnership. This newsletter is designed to provide
In just 10 days Seatuck will host it's 4th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us in person at the beautiful Scully Estate, Islip OR watch virtually, on demand, from home. Either way-don't miss it! https://seatuck.org/wild-and-scenic-film-festival/ for tickets and details.
JOIN THE LONG ISLAND COASTAL BIOBLITZ!!
A bioblitz is a community science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time period. The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz allows participants to explore the amazing diversity of habitats and species the island has to offer! Seatuck in partnership with Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Partnership, South Shore Estuary Reserve, NY Sea Grant, and the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area is hosting this bioblitz to better understand the ecological community and biodiversity around Long Island, and then to use that information in conservation and preservation efforts!
The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz will be held “virtually,” allowing participants to record their observations using the iNaturalist app. All a participant would need to do is take a picture of any species they are looking at, plant or animal, load it into the iNaturalist app, and the species will automatically be added to the Long Island Coastal Bioblitz! There will also be prizes for participants who log the most observations over the week-long event!
We will be hosting a training webinar on May 23rd, from 6:00 – 7:30pm to introduce participants to the iNaturalist app and the bioblitz format. Attendance is not mandatory to participate in the bioblitz but it is recommended. Registration for this webinar is required. The bioblitz will then take place from June 4th – 11th.
Check out https://seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz/ for more information about the bioblitz and how to register for the training webinar!
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