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Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Message from the Quail Team

Wow, what an amazing year!  We had over 1,700 quail eggs hatching over 40 classrooms  and libraries across Long Island hatch quail this year. We have 3 large pens holding the quail now getting them ready for release and are in the process of building a movable one at CEED. Please join us for one or more of our release dates below to cheer these little ones on as they enter the local natural habitats where they belong.

We would also like to give a huge shout out to our Quail Pen Volunteer Coordinators:

Jean Lentin – Caleb Smith State Park

Olive Archer – Town of Brookhaven Manorville Compost Facility

Mike Ring – Clark Botanic Garden

If you know or see any of these people, please thank them for the tremendous amount of time and effort managing the feeding and care of the quail.

Thank you as always for your support!

Get outside and enjoy nature!

Quail Release Dates

Join us at one or more of the following locations!

  • Friday Jul 19, 10:00 AM Brookhaven State Park
  • Tuesday Jul 23, 10AM North Hempstead Bike Path
  • Saturday Jul 27, 10AM Caleb Smith State Park
  • Tuesday Jul 30, 10am at CEED Washington Lodge
  • Thursday Aug 1, 10AM Longwood Estate

Eric Powers, CEED Site & Program Director

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How to Make Survival Ropes

How to Make Survival Ropes

How to Make Survival Ropes

Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 7th of 10 adventures on survival. The seventh workshop in the survival series is about Cordage.

Dive into the art of crafting cords, strings, and ropes, and discover how these essential elements can be the key to constructing shelters, ladders, beds, or even crafting a bow for friction fire. This hands-on workshop is all about learning the intricacies of cordage, preparing you to twist, braid, and weave your way through any challenge. Expect to put your fingers to work and maybe get a bit messy, so dress comfortably. Bring along your work gloves and get ready to master the ropes of survival.

Be prepared for the elements with proper layers, footwear, gloves, and a hand towel.

Minimum age- 15 years old (Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This 3-hour workshop led by educator and birding enthusiast Katie Kleinpeter will advance our ability to find and identify birds. This is the second of a series of 3 and will start at CEED and then take place at local Suffolk County Farm. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours to take a look at the local forest birds here for the spring months.

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Survival Food and Medicine

Survival Food and Medicine

Survival Food and Medicine

Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 6th of 10 adventures on survival. The sixth workshop in the survival series is about foraging for food and medicine.

Embark on a journey through nature with our Foraging for Food & Medicine Workshop! Unearth the hidden treasures of the wild as we guide you through the age-old practices of traditional hunter-gatherers. Learn to identify and harvest nature’s bounty, from nourishing edibles to natural remedies that have stood the test of time. With luck, we’ll be able to indulge in the simple pleasure of collecting and savoring locally found teas. Join us and unlock the secrets of the land, transforming your outdoor adventures into a source of sustenance and healing.

Be prepared for the elements with proper layers, footwear, gloves, and a hand towel.

Minimum age- 15 years old (Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 7 AM to 7 PM

Join us on Saturday, March 23 for a celebration of Spring!  Every hour, on the hour from 7 AM to 7 PM, we’ll be livestreaming on Instagram.  We’ve asked some of our favorite Long Island organizations to show you one of their favorite nature spots on Long Island. Maybe you’ll discover a new one near you.  And please join us in person at CEED for a sunset bonfire at 7 PM.

Welcome Spring by connecting with us @ceedlongisland on Instagram! We hope to see you at our bonfire.

 

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Your First Day Hike with Ranger Eric

Your First Day Hike with Ranger Eric

Your First Day Hike with Ranger Eric

Monday, January 1, 2024 · 10 – 11:30 am

CEED is joining in the national First Day Hikes movement for 2024, and you can start the New Year off right with a First Day Hike with Ranger Eric at CEED!  The First Day Hikes movement began with our nation’s amazing state parks, and has now become a tradition of getting outside wherever you are and hiking to experience and enjoy nature.

Start the New Year off right with a First Day Hike with Ranger Eric at CEED! Ranger Eric always finds something fun and interesting show you.  It’s always an an adventure!

It’s also a good way to think about your resolutions for next year. Learn about one new native tree or plant a month, or maybe a bird.  Maybe you want to set a health goal of getting outside for a bit every day or challenge yourself with a step goal.  Whatever it is, this hike will be a fun kickoff for what just might be the best year yet!

This event is free, but please register below so we know how many people to expect.

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