Spring has arrived! I hope you are like me and find joy in walking thru the Preserve taking notice of the daily changes as Spring takes hold. On my walks along the Red Trail, I look for the skunk cabbages pushing up thru the soft soil in their alien/mushroom shaped striped foliage. I strain my ears to hear the Peepers singing their Ode to Spring. The yellow bloom of the daffodils always brings a smile to my face, as I hope it does to yours.
I Love My Park 365 days of the year! I hope you do too. The annual I Love My Park Event is scheduled for May 6th and there's more info on that in this Newsletter and on the website. BUT, you can show your love for Connetquot more than one day a year. Sign up to be a volunteer - the flowers we plant on I Love My Park Day need to be watered, as does the Pollinator Garden. Trails always need attention. As you hike or ride, take note of what needs to be addressed and let us know! Do you love the history of the SSSC and Islip? Consider becoming a docent (aka house tour guide) or join the History Team. Do you fish the Conny? Wish to help maintain the water flow? Let us know and we can connect you with the many organizations that volunteer to keep the Connetquot River pristine.
Thanks for being a Friend of Connetquot!