ELIAS Meetings/Programs

Meetings/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"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 
A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

Serving communities from Patchogue to Montauk including Southampton, 
East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Bittern along Dune Road
Great Horned Owl
Snow Bunting at Neapague
Photos: Sally Newbert
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Trashed Nests, 
Poisoned Bellies & 
Entangled Wings:
A Bird’s Eye 
View of Plastic 
Erica Cirino
Like modern humans, today’s birds encounter plastic on a near-daily basis. They see it, they build with it, they eat it and feed it to their young. This is especially true of birds living in the plastic-strewn marine environment. This has resulted in more than 90% of the worlds seabirds having consumed plastic at some point in their lives.
Science writer, poet and artist Erica Cirino has sailed the Pacific Ocean and traveled the world to document plastic pollution. She has found all this plastic has come at an enormous cost to birds survival on earth. In this presentation you’ll learn more about the threats plastic poses to avian wildlife and what you can do 
to help. 

Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm
The Plight of 
Long Island Butterflies 
Jeffry Petracca
This program will examine the biology of the monarch butterfly in detail, using it as a case study to explore the factors that threaten all Long Island Butterflies. We will discuss what other butterflies one can find on Long Island and steps the average person can take to help conserve these species for generations to come. 

Jeffry Petracca is the Curator of Entomology at the Long Island Aquarium's Butterfly Exhibit and Insect Zoo, which displays over 100 different species of butterflies, insects and spiders from around the world. He earned his B.S. in entomology from Cornell University in 2011, and researched the ability of monarch butterflies to use Earth's magnetic field to navigate during their migration. Jeffry has spent nearly his whole life on Long Island raising butterflies and moths, and studying local insects and spiders!