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Building Bird Feeders, Studying Snowflakes

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 08:40
Durell Godfrey

As winter settles in on the South Fork, kids and adults can stay busy with nature-oriented activities.

Three birdfeeder-making classes are planned this month for children and adults at the visitors center at the Hither Hills State Park campground. Some materials will be provided, but people are asked to take old juice or milk cartons as a base for the feeders. Classes are on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, at 1 p.m. Registration is at 631-668-5000 or by searching "DIY birdfeeders at Hither Hills" at

Also on Saturday, for kids ages 9 and up who have always wondered about the science of snowflakes, there will be a class combining science and art at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton at 10:30 a.m. After learning about the weather and how snowflakes are formed in nature, participants will create paper snowflakes for a collage. The cost is $10 for children or $15 for adults who are not museum members, and $5 for those who are members. Registration is by calling 631-537-9735 or emailing [email protected].

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