2023 GSBAS Annual Dinner: Huge Success!
On May 8th, the Great South Bay Audubon Society held its Annual dinner at Captain Bill’s in Bayshore. The evening’s program of fellowship, learning and sharing was highlighted by guest speaker, Cara Fernandes, Program Director for the Quoque Wildlife Refuge.
Presenting a history of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, a 305 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife, Ms. Fernandes shared several anecdotes about QWR. For those who aren’t aware, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is free of charge and open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. The Outdoor Wildlife Complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive including owls, falcons, a fox and other native New York animals.
Over 90 members and guests attended the evening’s festivities, which included a warm and funny story/centerpiece game by GSBAS Treasurer Annette Brownell. Throughout the evening, there were multiple opportunities for guests to win very thoughtful prizes, many of which were donated by members and even one special painting donated by GSBAS President Jody Banaszak.
The GSBAS would like to express its appreciation to everyone who donated and all who came out to support the foundation.
Islip Arts Council, in collaboration with Great South Bay Audubon Society, hosted Shakespeare in the Park on August 27.
Karen Andres is fairly new to to GSBAS. She is one of those hidden members who sends in her dues but hasn’t invested time into the organization.
OYSTER BAY, NY (June 2023)— The new Motus station installed at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay, NY will help track migratory birds by picking up radio signals from any bird with a radio tag that flies within several miles of the site.