Long Island Nature Organization

LINO sponsors the annual Long Island Natural HIstory conference. For more information please visit the site: longislandnature.org

More than three hundred naturalists, biologists, and just plain folks interested in preserving Long Island's natural world attend each year.

Videos of all the sessions are available at the LINO site. Learn more about the group and its aims here.

LINO sponsored a very successful series of Track & Sign Workshops. You can read about them at the LINO site.

Read the Newsday article about Mike Bottini's Conference field trip here.


Mike Bottini's River Otter Study Report

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The Winter 2012 Report is available here.
The 2008 Report i
s available here.

Peconic land trust's film: growing farmers

growing farmers

A nice interview with Scott, Amanda, and Katie about the film is available here.

Bette & Dale's Farm Video: ORGANIC PRODUCE

Part 2 Part 3

read about the plum island
preservation project here.

Visit the plum island preservation site here

Pine barrens Hikes

Here's a guide to hikes in the Pine Barrens, courtesy of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society.

Long Pond Greenbelt

Check out the website for the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt!

Check out the condition of your Waterways at the EPA's "My Waterway" site here.


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Exploring the other island: A Seasonal Guide to Nature on Long IslandOther Island

This is a new edition—completely revised and expanded—of John Turner's classic nature guide, with over 80 illustrations.


Voices of Sag HarborVoices

A six-year-long interview project of the Friends of the John Jermain Library gives us this valuable portrait of the people of Sag Harbor.



An exciting collection of literary gems from Sag Harbor writers from James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville to John Steinbeck, Betty Friedan, and Spaulding Gray, copiously illustrated with Kathryn Szoka's eloquent photos.




You've been waiting for it! The first comprehensive guide to the farm bounty of Long Island. More than 100 farmstands, CSAs, farmers' markets and local food purveyors. An invaluable guide to fresh food on Long Island.


Holding Back The TideHolding Back The Tide: The Thirty-Five Year Struggle to Save Montauk

Formed in 1970, Concerned Citizens of Montauk has worked for over three decades to preserve the unique and fragile environment and ecology of Montauk. This book tells the important story of their battles and successes.

Exploring East End Waters Exploring East End Waters: A Natural History and Paddling Guide

The best guide to kayaking and canoeing on the East End of Long Island. From the Peconic River to Block Island Sound Mike Bottini covers the extraordinary variety of East End paddling areas with a veteran's eye for details and a professional sense of the natural history of the area.

Montauk Is Montauk is: A Collection of Haiku and Short Poetry

by W.D. Akin. Through words and over 75 breathtaking photos, Montauk is offers a meditative exploration of this special place, its natural harshness and beauty, and its personal resonances.

Trail Guide To The South Fork Trail Guide to the South Fork

The first comprehensive guide to the trails of the South Fork of Long Island. Features over 40 full trail guides and maps.

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Learn about ticks and Lyme disease

Citizen Science


Learn how you can contribute to ongoing nature studies here.

Read about the NYS Natural Heritage Program here.