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Shu Swamp Preserve

Dear SBEC members and friends

We will hold our last fall hike of the season in the Charles T. Church Nature Preserve, locally known as Shu Swamp Preserve, Frost Mill Rd, Mill Neck on the north shore of Nassau County, Sunday 23 November at 2:30 pm.

This 60-acre area is a wooded wetland and offers 2.5 miles of trails, with boardwalks across muddier areas. It is preserved and managed by the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary and is the jewel of their several properties owned and managed in the Mill Neck/Locust Valley area.

Tracing its origins back to 1929, this small but beautiful Shu Swamp Preserve features both wetlands and uplands, with most of the wildlife drawn by the clear waters of Beaver Brook fed my many springs and seeps. Shu is an old Dutch word that means "cascading waters". It is a lovely place to walk, passing on both sides of the marshy estuary that is habitat for nesting great horned owls (in season), and wood ducks, mink, muskrats and trout. It is also home to plants such as the trout lily, marsh marigold, dwarf ginseng and a rare shrub called hearts-a-Bustin, found no where else in New York State*.

For those who wish to car pool, we will meet at the NE corner of the Stony Brook University P-lot at 1:10 pm. The walk begins at 2:30 pm at the preserve entrance on Frost Mill Rd and finishes at 4:30 pm.

Malcolm Bowman
President, .

p.s. Some beautiful prints including some from the Shu Swamp Preserve are available for sale at <http://toddatteberry.com/gallery/6173647_pqXYZ/1/360020078_NcSa4#360020078_NcSa4>.


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Stony Brook Environmental Conservancy
PO Box 203, Stony Brook NY 11790 USA
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