To all those sitting on the fence about heading out to Riverhead, Long Island on a Newtown Pippin and beach plum quest (see below), Nature Calendar throws down a challenge: Can you resist this?
Our trip will now include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. You’ll learn about their work to protect and rescue the sea mammals (otters are coming back now!) and turtles of our local waters. Oh, and by the way, the photo is clearly Photoshopped. No one put a Santa hat on the seal, so spare the marine biologists’ any angry letters! 🙂
I first got to know the Riverhead Foundation when I broke the story of a seal community establishing itself in New York Harbor. The staff biologists have been a generous source of good information even since.
Only one request: No attempts to balance fruits on the seals’ noses, okay?
If you’re interested in coming on this road or rail outing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. We don’t seem to be limited for space, but we need to coordinate travel logistics and such.
There is no fee for this outing. You need cover only your own travel and shopping.