• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 01/26/2013, 03/02/2013

    William Floyd Estate Fall and Winter Bird Walks
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: William Floyd Estate | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: William Floyd Estate Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-399-2030

Learn to identify all different types of plants including trees and shrubs, grasses, and old wildflowers from last summer and fall by observing their bark, buds, and seeds. We'll also observe how Hurricane Sandy damaged the plants.

Experiencing the winter woods in the dormant state is so different from the growing time of summer. Expect to see birds and the occasional evidence of other animal life on this serendipitous exploratory hike.

Dress for the weather and be prepared for a 2 - 3 mile roundtrip walk.

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