Groundhog Fun on Long Island

The Groundhog Traditions will begin this Friday on Groundhog’s Day when our local groundhogs make their public predictions. Our two locally famous adorable furry predictors are Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel. Will there be six more weeks of Winter? Hopefully the weather will be good so we can find out!

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Interactive Story Time- Pout Pout Fish

Last month, we had so much fun at Sweetbriar Nature Center with our Interactive Story Time. We read the Pout- Pout Fish and did a lot of fun activities outdoors to accompany the story.   Ms. Ann read the children the Pout- Pout Fish as the kids enjoyed our sensory activity of playing with the […]

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Interactive Story Time- Time To Sleep

We had a great time reading Time to Sleep, by Denise Fleming with our little friends at the Sweetbriar Nature Center.We read the story last week and did a fun sensory craft and activity to go along with the book. Ms. Ann begins her story time greeting all her friends and their parents/ caregivers. We […]

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Groundhog’s Day 2016

Will the groundhog see their shadow tomorrow morning? That is the question we will be asking two groundhog’s here on Long Island, tomorrow. I am talking about Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal. Holtsville Hal is pictured to the right- photo courtesy of http://www.longislandpress.com Malverne Mel pictured to the left is a photo taken by http://www.newsday.com […]

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December Story Time at Sweetbriar Nature Center

We had a great Interactive Story Time at Sweetbriar Nature Center yesterday. We read The Mitten by Jan Brett and did a craft and song related to the book. Before, we read the story we had the children color their mittens and/ or glue festive tissue paper to the front of the mitten. This was […]

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Sweetbriar Nature Center- Annual Fundraiser

We had such a wonderful time at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown this past Saturday. We saw some familiar faces and enjoyed a lot of new ones too. Sweetbriar everyday connects the community with Wildlife and their grounds are beautiful. At the Butterfly and Bird Wildlife Festival there were talented craftsmanship vendors, family entertainment, Long […]

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South Shore Nature Center

located at 130 Bayview Avenue East Islip, NY 11730 Phone: (631) 224-5436  Since I was a little girl I loved visiting the South Shore Nature Center. I grew up on the south shore in Oakdale and I went here often to go for nature walks. If you take Bayview Avenue more south you will end up at […]

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Sweetbriar Nature Center

Located in Smithtown, NY this nature preserve is a great place to visit. ” Sweet Briar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, […]

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