Explore the Winter Beach in Hampton Bays

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Info
Cost: 
Nonmembers: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.
Contact Phone or Email: 
631-537-9735 or sofo@hamptons.com
Recommended Age: 
4+
Editor's Pick: 

Winter is a wonderful time to look for shells. Winter storms churn up large waves, which pull shells from the bottom of the bays and ocean and deposit them within easy reach of the beach explorer. Join Crystal as she walks along Hampton Bay’s Ponquogue beaches looking for moon snail, basket snail, scallop, surf clam, and mussel shells as well as any other treasures the waves gift us with. Learn about tides, the different types of sand, how to read the beach, how to tell the age of the animal that made a shell, and possible evidence of shell predation. Bundle up, since the winter winds create the waves that present us with our shelling treasures.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center
280 Dune Rd Ponquogue Beach
Hampton Bays , NY
Phone: 631-537-9735
40° 49' 8.3316" N, 72° 33' 39.0528" W
New York
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