Mangano Announces Nature Communities Walk At Garvies Point

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a Nature Communities Walk will take place at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve on Saturday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the following three different biotic communities with a Garvies Point Naturalist: woodland, meadow, and pond. Participants will observe these diverse habitats that are home to many different types of plants, trees, birds, and wildlife. Feel free to bring binoculars, we have many song birds! The Nature Communities Walk is recommended for ages 5 and up. The fee is $5.00 per person and includes the program, access to the museum, and the Saturday Nature film: MicroCosmos.

Saturday Nature Film: MicroCosmos. Your family will marvel at a pair of stag beetles dueling like titans amid the thunderous clashing of their horns. Witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and several other minute miracles of life. (75 mins.) The film showings are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

The Garvies Point Museum and beautiful adjoining 62-acre Preserve is located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove near Hempstead Harbor. Garvies Point includes permanent exhibits and educational programs devoted to regional geology and Native-American archaeology. In addition, changing exhibits cover a variety of natural history subjects. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, please call (516) 571-8011.

For more information about Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums Department, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: