Those who enjoy nature can take advantage of several upcoming adventures, from full-on hikes to shoreline walks.
On Saturday, May 22, there will be a four-mile hike around Big Reed Pond in Montauk at 10 a.m. The meeting place is the Suffolk County Big Reed Pond nature trail parking lot at the north end of East Lake Drive. Rick Whalen is the leader; he can be contacted at [email protected] or 631-275-8539 for questions. Masks are a must.
The next day, May 23, the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will lead a leisurely walk for bird-watching at 10 a.m. at Lazy Point in Amagansett. Admission for this family-friendly event for adults, teens, and kids ages 8 and up is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Museum members can take part for free. Sign-up is by calling 631-537-9735.
On Wednesday, May 26, the museum and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will lead a full-moon hike from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the trails behind SoFo in Bridgehampton. As long as it's not too cloudy, the "flower moon" — named for the abundant springtime blooming of flowers — will be visible for all to appreciate. This event is free of charge, and the same phone number can be called for advance registration.
Looking ahead to May 29, Laurie Adler will lead a "bring your own poetry" shoreline walk at Sammy's Beach, with two stops for readings. Participants may read from their own writing or by another poet. The meeting place for the 10 a.m. outing is at the end of the pavement at Sammy's Beach Road off Old House Landing Road in Northwest, East Hampton.