There are a variety of ways that you and your family can help protect wildlife and its habitat.  From participating in citizen science to creating habitat in your own backyard, and supporting local laws that preserve and protect our ecosystems, there's a whole host of achievable goals.  

Book Worm - Are you?


  • Walden and "Civil Disobedience" - Henry David Thoreau
  • A Sand Country Almanac - Aldo Leopold
  • Hope, Human and Wild - Bill McKibben
  • Holding Back the Tide: The Thirty-Five Year Struggle to Save Montauk  - Joan Powers Porco
  • Exploring the Other Island: A Seasonal Guide to Nature on Long Island - John L. Turner 
  • The Southampton Press Trail Guide to the South Fork with a Natural History - Mike Bottini 
  • Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History - Judith S. Weis and Carol A. Butler
  • "We are Still Here!" The Algonquian Peoples of Long Island Today - John A. Strong 
  • The Walking Dunes: East Hampton's Hidden Treasure - Ruth Formanek and Mike Bottini
  • The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World - Carl Safina
  • A Seasonal Guide to Bird Finding on Long Island - Howard Barton 3rd and Patricia I. Pelkowski
  • New York Wildlife Viewing Guide - Frank Knight 
  • Where They Go By Water: The Story of Mashomack Preserve - Muriel Porter Weaver 
  • A Nature Journal - Dennis Puleston 
  • This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound - Tom Anderson 
  • ​Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island - Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim
  • A World Unto Itself: The Remarkable History of Plum Island, New York - Ruth Ann Branson, Geoffrey K. Flemming, and Amy Kasuga Folk 
  • Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island - Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim
  • Long Island: A Natural History - Robert Villani
  • This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound - Tom Anderson
  • ​Fish-Shaped Paumanok: Nature and Man on Long Island - Robert Cushman Murphy




What Can You Do? 







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Long Island Natural History Conference 


The Long Island Nature Organization organizes an annual conference taking place at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  The Conference features a variety of presentations from Long Island's leading wildlife biologists and naturalists.  It serves to identify research and management needs, to encourage a region-wide interest in Long Island's natural history including its wildlife and to provide folks with an opportunity to network and collaborate.  The conference usually takes place in March.  Be sure to visit the Long Island Nature Organization for more information. 






Donate to the Preservation Effort​

through Group for the East End





Or donate by sending a personal check in the mail to:

Group for the East End
P.O. Box 1792
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-6450, ext. 212