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Saving the Bird Homestead in Rye

Marshlands Stewardshi​p area. Edith G. Read (Bird property acqusition​), Rye, NY. Bird property in 2009. The house was built in 1835 in the the Greek Revival style. It has been in the Bouton Bird-Eriks​on family since 1852 and retains an unusually high degree of authentici​ty. Courtesy of the Committee to Save the Bird Homestead

Protecting the Bird Homestead along the tidal portion of Blind Brook in Rye will help to ensure the protection of one of Long Island Sound’s inaugural Stewardship areas, the Edith Read-Marshlands Stewardship Area in Rye. View Photo

Connecticut’s Largest “WMA” Gets Bigger

Recent Acquisitions at Barn Island WMA:
Parcel 1: Manousos, 144 acres, 2005
Parcel 2: Crowley 1, 49 acres, 2007
Parcel 3: Crowley 2, 16 acres, 2010
Parcel 4: Matson, 6 acres, 2011

A series of acquisitions has helped the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area become the state's largest, most diverse, and ecologically significant coastal wildlife management area. View Photo

West Meadow Plan to Remove Invasive

Perennial pepperweed found at West Meadow Beach (Photo by Bill Jacobs)

The West Meadow Beach peninsula located in Stony Brook, NY is one of the largest and most diverse coastal ecosystems on the north shore of Long Island. In 2006, an ecological resources survey was conducted that resulted in the identification of perennial pepperweed (Lapidium latifolium) growing at the site. View Photo

Invasive Plant Removed in Mill Pond

Invasive water chestnut in Mill Pond, Oyster Bay. (Photo by Monica Williams)

An initial infestation of water chestnut that once covered approximately three quarters of Mill Pond has now been reduced to a few plants along the shore and throughout the pond thanks to the efforts of US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, North Shore Land Alliance, The Town of Oyster Bay, Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon Society, local neighbors, and many volunteers. View Photo

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Diamondback Terrapin II at West Meadow Beach

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February 1, 2013 — Watch a diamondback terrapin dig its nest at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook, NY. Continue Reading

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