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Climate Corner: Do It Yourself EcoFilm Fest

Until this long and COVID-y winter is finally over, you are cordially invited to an environmental film festival located right here on your own couch. And since there are so many great documentaries made about the planet, and you’re so busy (doing what exactly, I’m not sure), I’ve tried to select the best of the best.

Valentine’s Day Fun in Southampton

Are you on the hunt for love? Why not make it literal by joining the “Looking for Love Scavenger Hunt” hosted by Southampton Inn and Southampton History Museum?

They’re Here! Meet the Coyotes of the East End

It appears as if the centuries-long and inevitable exodus of the coyote in North America is almost complete. The offspring of coyote families that colonized the Bronx a couple of decades ago have now made their way into Nassau County, where two breeding pairs have been identified in the past couple of years, one in a county park and the other on an estate on the celebrated Gold Coast. Sightings and photo evidence have recorded a coyote roaming the South Fork since 2013 — and last year for the first time, a single photo by a local hunter captured two coyotes together here.

Astrologer Kate Plumb Looks to the Stars for 2021

For Kate Plumb, the future is written among the stars. With the closing of a tumultuous year, to say the least, the Sag Harbor astrologer has turned her sights toward 2021 and her gaze upward, looking to the cosmos for clarity on what’s to come.

East Hampton, The Last Hope For A Robust Scallop Harvest, Proves Unspared From Scarcity

Cooler waters and fewer blooms of murderous algae do not seem to have spared East Hampton waters from the disastrous bay scallop harvest that is being experienced in the western portions of the Peconic Estuary.

The Riverhead Holiday Light Show Returns

After months of planning, the Riverhead Holiday Light Show, Suffolk county's largest drive-through light show, is slated to return for its third year on Thursday, November 19, at 5 p.m. at the Long Island Sports Park.

Beware, All Ye Who Enter the Haunted Village!

It’s October! Which means Halloween will soon be upon us. In order to celebrate the season, the grounds of the Southampton History Museum’s historic Rogers Mansion at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton Village will be the site of a “Haunted Village” inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. The family event will be offered Saturdays, October 24 and October 31, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Madoo is Open

The Madoo Conservancy gardens in Sagaponack are now open and welcoming visitors by appointment.

The Northern Long-Eared Bats Have Come Home to Roost

On a recent rainy Sunday visit to Sagg Swamp, it wasn’t the newly emerged patch of skunk cabbage or the flowing spring waters beneath the boardwalk that attracted notice, but rather, a microphone and a small green box attached to a tree just off the path. A sign on the box indicated it was the property of the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) and that it should not be disturbed.

A Reptilian Respite

Fans of all things that slither and crawl will want to be sure to join the South Fork History Museum (SOFO) for a special four-week Zoom presentation featuring “Erik the Reptile Guy & His Reptile Edventures!”

Time for Turtles and Other Local Fauna

On Wednesday, May 19, at 4 p.m., join SOFO’s Environmental Educator Jackie Avignone as she presents “Turtle Time,” a discussion on the turtles of the South Fork.

Meet East End Moms of All Species

Is your mom an animal lover? If so, she’ll enjoy tuning into the South Fork Natural History Museum’s (SOFO) online program on Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m. to celebrate mothers of all kinds.

Cosentino Named Director of Farm Operations at Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm announced late last week that Cristina Cosentino will take the role of Director of Farm Operations for the Shelter Island nonprofit.

Holiday Break Nature Outings For Kids

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is pleased to offer three free environmental programs during the holiday school recess. Each program will be held outdoors in Vineyard Field behind the museum, and will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Breathe: Destination Morocco

Three of Alison Burke’s favorite things are health, yoga and travel — and when she can combine them, and invite the community, she does.

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