June 13, 2023, Tuesday, 5 PM (please note early start time for the barbecue)
Annual Barbeque
Meet at the Seatuck Environmental Center (Scully Estate), Islip, Suffolk Co. Salads, deviled eggs, desserts, etc. gladly accepted. Register with Eric Lamont (elamont@optonline.net).
Location: Seatuck Environmental Center (Scully Estate), Islip

October 12, 2023, Thursday, 6–9 PM Add to Calendar
Dave Taft: Wild Orchids of Long Island
First post-Covid LIBS Member’s Meeting
From 6:15 to 6:45 we will have social time followed by a short business meeting. The talk is scheduled to begin at 7pm. The library was so pleased to host LIBS that the talk will be open to all residents of the Syosset school district and will be presented in the auditorium.

The unsurpassed beauty and exotic allure of many orchid species has fascinated mankind for centuries. All orchids are considered threatened or endangered throughout some part of their range. Climate change, invasive species, habitat loss, and excessive herbivory are several reasons for orchid decimation in our country. Long Island is no exception. There have been 38 species of orchids documented from the island, but only 24 are currently extant. Of those that are still around, about 10 species have few populations, in some cases only one. Dave Taft is an authority on the orchids of Long Island and has spent decades in the field studying these fascinating wildflowers.
Location: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset NY 11753

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