"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein
"Wilderness…the word suggests the past and
the unknown, the womb or earth from which we
all emerged. It means something lost and
something still present, something remote
and at the same time, intimate, something
buried in our blood and nerves, something
beyond us and without limit."
The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society is a chapter
of the National Audubon Society serving Northern
Oyster Bay and Huntington Townships. Our territory
reaches from Fort Salonga in Suffolk County to
Centre Island and Oyster Bay in Nassau County....click
here to see the complete list.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon works to protect birds and other wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend through education, public advocacy and conservation action.
Stillwell Woods Invasive Species Removal Day
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Join the HOBAS Habitat Heroes as we work remove invasive nonnative plant species from Stillwell Woods Preserve. We will be working in the large field whacking multiflora rose and pulling oriental bittersweet. Volunteers will learn about nonnative invasive plants and why they are so detrimental to our ecosystems as well as the efforts that HOBAS are making at the preserve to help combat this problem. Bring garden gloves and insect repellent if you have them, extras will be provided to the volunteers as will tasty snacks and water.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society Bird Seed Sale Saturday, November 8, 2014
- 9:00 AM at Huntington High School
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon will be holding its annual birdseed sale fundraiser on November 8, 2014 at the Huntington High School. This seed sale is a unique opportunity to stock up on birdseed for the winter while supporting a local conservation organization. Order forms can be downloaded here. Please note that your check must be received by October 20, 2014. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our conservation, environmental education and youth programs. Thank you for your support!
Make Room for Wildlife: Effects of Exurban Development on Wildlife and Lessons from the Adirondacks with Michale Glennon, Ph.D
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Low density (exurban) residential development is the fastest growing land use in the United States, and is particularly prevalent in areas of high amenity value surrounding protected areas, including the private lands of the Adirondack Park. Consisting of homes located on large lots of 5 - 40 acres, it is a particularly consumptive development pattern, and, although not always visually obtrusive, it has major and irreversible impacts on wildlife. Specialized species that are intolerant of humans are displaced by generalist species; human-wildlife conflict may increase due to intrusion by settlement into prime wildlife habitat; and wide- ranging species suffer the incremental loss of habitat caused by expanded road and driveway networks and the development itself. Research in the Adirondacks has demonstrated that exurban development is a quickly-growing development pattern, but until recently the precise ecological impacts in this ecosystem were poorly understood. Join us tonight as we learn about direct impacts to songbirds and other wildlife from exurban development.
Audubon scientists have used hundreds of thousands of citizen-science observations and sophisticated climate models to predict how birds in the U.S. and Canada will react to climate change. Our work defines the climate conditions birds need to survive, then maps where those conditions will be found in the future as the Earth’s climate responds to increased greenhouse gases. It’s the broadest and most detailed study of its kind, and it’s the closest thing we have to a field guide to the future of North American birds. This comprehensive, first-of-its kind study predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.
Plum Island's rich wildlife habitat is in
danger of being sold to developers! Learn More
Long Island River Otter Research
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society ("HOBAS") has
funded two wildlife surveillance cameras that have
been placed in areas where evidence of river otters
have been found within the chapter territory.
Help Protect and Restore Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's West Pond