ELIAS Meetings 

​Meeting on Monday Evening, November 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm (at QWR)
Beginning Birding
Eileen Schwinn
What do I need? Where do I go? WHEN do I go? How do I go? Join Eileen Schwinn, ELIAS vice-president and Trip Leader, to learn the basics of one of the fastest growing hobbies in the U.S. today. Eileen has traveled to Washington State, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Maine, and Ohio(??), as well as Aruba, Iceland, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Germany, and, most recently, Cuba, always in search of BIRDS! Never leaving home with out her binoculars, she has contributed articles and photographs describing a number of her “adventures” to our Newsletter, The Osprey. “No matter how cluttered your life - or your mind is - a few minutes or hours out with the birds, can help put things in perspective. It’s renewing and rewarding, and time well spent. And you get to meet some pretty neat birds - and people along the way!” Come learn the Basics of Birding, and maybe you too, will be bitten by The Birding Bug!

​Meeting on Monday Evening, December 4, 2017, at 7:15 pm
The Healing Power of Nature:
A Practical Exploration of How Nature can
Influence our Health & Well-being

John P. Cardone

ELIAS is joining with Quogue Wildlife Refuge to bring you this program sponsored by Carman’s River Canoe & Kayak.

Long Island author, lecturer, and photographer John P. Cardone will get you thinking about how nature can help you feel better physically and mentally as he uses a PowerPoint presentation to present the facts. This talk is based on John’s research for his new book entitled, The Healing Power of Nature. During his talk, John presents information on how spending time with nature can influence your health & well-being. Along the way, he calls on his over 30 years in healthcare education, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors while presenting the scientific facts. Enjoy his nature photos of wildlife and waterscapes, most taken while kayaking LI waters. Find out more about the importance of calming your mind, the health benefits of the outdoors, and why it is especially important to share this spirit with children—all of which will get you wanting to spend more time with nature.


Programs are held at 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, NY.

From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27, Sunrise Highway heading East. From Sunrise take Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on to CR 104 to Old Country Road. Turn right and go .7 miles to entrance on right. 

From Riverhead, take 104 from traffic circle. Follow signs to Quogue. See directions above (CR 104 etc). 

From Montauk Highway, go north on Old Main Road (one block west of traffic light in Quogue, east of Quantuk Creek). Cross LIRR. Entrance is straight ahead.

Weather Alert - If a meeting is canceled we will make every effort to leave a message on the answering machine at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge 653-4771 and notify members by email.

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"From the Barrens to the Bays"
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A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

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East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Bittern along Dune Road
Great Horned Owl
Snow Bunting at Neapague
Photos: Sally Newber