Event

They Called It Red Gold

date

Monday, July 08, 2019
10:00am – 11:30am

location

Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve
3815 Lake Ave
Riverhead NY 11901

cost

$5/person

Status

Available

Explore the local history of Long Island’s Cranberry Industry at this visit to the wilds of Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve. Led by naturalist John Turner, you’ll explore what was, at one time, the largest cranberry farm on Long Island, the Woodhull Bog. Learn about this past agricultural tradition for which Long Island was ranked near the top, how cranberry farms were created, and what brought about their demise. During this easy ½ mile walk around Sweezey’s Pond, you’ll learn about wetland-dependent wildlife and native plants that colonized this area of the LI Pine Barrens.

$5/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. This program is a partnership with the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).

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Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve

3815 Lake Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901