Plant and Wildlife Exploration at Makamah Nature Preserve with North Shore Land Alliance
Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.


Join North Shore Land Alliance and John Turner for a nature walk at Makamah Nature Preserve in Fort Salonga.  John will lead us through this fascinating suburban wetland preserve to explore the plants and wildlife that live here.

Originally called Crab Meadow Park East Watershed, the Makamah Nature Preserve was acquired by Suffolk County in 1973. It contains dry and wet woodlands, as well as marsh.  A 1970 report prepared by the Town Conservation Advisory Council noted that 94 species of birds were recorded in and around the property and that the park is prime habitat for owls and woodpeckers. The report also noted the presence of 12 species of mammals, indicating an intricate and healthy network of predator-prey relationships. The park contains heavily wooded hills with one rising to 60 feet in its center and others rising to 100 feet.  Click here to learn more about the Makamah Nature Preserve.

Our Walks in the Woods are free and open to the public.  Registration is required!  For more information about the North Shore Land Alliance Walks in the Woods Program, please contact Jane Jackson at (516) 922-1028 or email


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The North Shore Land Alliance Walks in the Woods nature education program is a series of free, educational and interactive explorations.

They are designed to guide visitors of all ages through Long Island parks and nature preserves, many of which are off the beaten path, for investigation while educating them about the wildlife and plants that call them home. Participants also gain an understanding and appreciation of local land conservation and its benefits to our food and water supplies and wildlife habitats and its connection to the strength and health of our communities.  Read more..