South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo)

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo) See live native reptiles and amphibians; explore our unique hands-on exhibits, marine touch tank, and butterfly garden. Take part in nature walks and workshops. Our experienced naturalists make a visit to the museum a personalized nature adventure!
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Admission: $10 for adults, $7.5 for children ages 3 to 12 years.

All smiles at our Members Only Event!
11/07/2019

All smiles at our Members Only Event!

Fifth Annual SOFO Climate Change Discussion.  November 2, 2019.  Thank you to all our panel speakers, Drawdown East End'...
11/05/2019

Fifth Annual SOFO Climate Change Discussion. November 2, 2019. Thank you to all our panel speakers, Drawdown East End's, Krae Van Sickle, Dorothy Rielly, Peconic Baykeeper, Pete Topping, Suffolk County Legislator, Bridget Fleming, Founder of the Safina Center and SOFO board member, Carl Safina, President of Grace Richardson Fund and Co-founder of Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, Rod Richardson, SOFO board member, Bill Miller and all the participants for making this year's climate change event an amazing success.
Photos: Xylia Serafy

Fifth Annual SOFO Climate Change Discussion. November 2, 2019. Thank you to all our panel speakers, Drawdown East End's, Krae Van Sickle, Dorothy Rielly, Peconic Baykeeper, Pete Topping, Suffolk County Legislator, Bridget Fleming, Founder of the Safina Center and SOFO board member, Carl Safina, President of Grace Richardson Fund and Co-founder of Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, Rod Richardson, SOFO board member, Bill Miller and all the participants for making this year's climate change event an amazing success.
Photos: Xylia Serafy

11/02/2019
11/02/2019

SoFo’s 5th Annual Climate Change Conversation!

HAPPENING TODAY AT 1:30! "This year, the Climate Change Conversation on Saturday, November 2 will focus on Project Drawd...
11/02/2019
SOFO Hosts Fifth Annual Climate Change Conversation

HAPPENING TODAY AT 1:30! "This year, the Climate Change Conversation on Saturday, November 2 will focus on Project Drawdown, a group of activists that are looking to stop global warming (learn more at drawdown.org). SOFO Executive Director Frank Quevedo believes this year’s event is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the dangers of climate change."

Bridgehampton’s South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) strives to make a difference in the world through educating the public and raising awareness about environmental issues. Their annual Climate Change Conversation is a free event that explores global warming and how the East End can help make...

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo)'s cover photo
10/30/2019

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo)'s cover photo

This Saturday, Nov 2 from 1:30-5pm is our 5th Annual Climate Change Conversation! Let’s learn, talk, and exchange idea...
10/28/2019
SOFO’s 5th ANNUAL CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION

This Saturday, Nov 2 from 1:30-5pm is our 5th Annual Climate Change Conversation! Let’s learn, talk, and exchange ideas about how to reverse climate change with renowned climate experts and speakers. It’s more important than ever to get involved!

GREAT NEWS!!! Joe Giunta, SOFO's Bluebird Box Monitoring Steward has just informed us that this year was SOFO's second b...
10/28/2019

GREAT NEWS!!! Joe Giunta, SOFO's Bluebird Box Monitoring Steward has just informed us that this year was SOFO's second best year in 25 years for Eastern Bluebirds here on the South Fork. Our Bluebird recovery program yielded 112 bluebird fledglings in 2019. Reasons for the success were: protection of boxes from flying squirrels and raccoons, a lack of House Sparrows and generally good weather during the breeding season. Thanks to Joe for his commitment and passion in sustaining our NYS bluebird population.

Saturday, October 26 at 7pm: Limulus in the Limelight—Horseshoe Crab Culture & Environmental Concerns: Adults/Children...
10/23/2019
Limulus in the Limelight—Horseshoe Crab Culture & Environmental Concerns: Adults/Children Ages 12+

Saturday, October 26 at 7pm: Limulus in the Limelight—Horseshoe Crab Culture & Environmental Concerns: Adults/Children Ages 12+! Dr. Tanacredi will discuss his published scientific work on the ecology of the Horseshoe Crab, Limulus, with emphasis on human impacts on horseshoe crabs and their habitat on Long Island.

Program Presenter: John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of CERCOM, Molloy College Dr. Tanacredi will discuss his published scientific work on the ecology of the Horseshoe Crab, Limulus, with emphasis on human impacts on horseshoe crabs and their habita...

Saturday, October 26 at 2pm: Autumn Open House at Bridge Gardens—Birding Bridge Gardens with Frank! Join SOFO at the P...
10/22/2019
Autumn Open House at Bridge Gardens—Birding Bridge Gardens with Frank

Saturday, October 26 at 2pm: Autumn Open House at Bridge Gardens—Birding Bridge Gardens with Frank! Join SOFO at the Peconic Land Trust’s stewardship center, Bridge Gardens Free Open House as Frank leads you through this unique public and demonstration garden in search of migrating sparrows and local resident birds.

Walk leader: Frank Quevedo, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Executive Director SOFO is always delighted to partner with like-minded organizations The Peconic Land Trust is one of our favorites. Join SOFO at the Peconic Land Trust’s stewardship center, Bridge Gardens Free Open House as Fra...

Saturday, October 26 at 10AM: Make your Halloween green this year with spooky decorations made from recycled materials! ...
10/21/2019
Green Halloween—Recycled Crafts and Decorations: Family/All Ages

Saturday, October 26 at 10AM: Make your Halloween green this year with spooky decorations made from recycled materials! Get your Halloween spirit on while learning about the importance of recycling in this fun for the whole family craft program.

Program Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator Make your Halloween green this year with spooky decorations made from recycled materials! Get your Halloween spirit on while learning about the importance of recycling in this fun for the whole family craft...

Thank you to all the fungi enthusiasts who participated yesterday and a very special thank you to Dr. Margery Daughtrey,...
10/20/2019

Thank you to all the fungi enthusiasts who participated yesterday and a very special thank you to Dr. Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology of Cornell University, Mike Gaines of C.W. Arborist and Alfred and Jane Ross.

Thank you to all the fungi enthusiasts who participated yesterday and a very special thank you to Dr. Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology of Cornell University, Mike Gaines of C.W. Arborist and Alfred and Jane Ross.

21st Annual Long Pond Greenbelt Celebration and World Migratory Bird Day.  At the South Fork Natural History Museum, Oct...
10/19/2019

21st Annual Long Pond Greenbelt Celebration and World Migratory Bird Day. At the South Fork Natural History Museum, October 12, 2019.

SATURDAY at 3pm: Explore the Fascinating Lives of Fungi on the East End: Adults/Ages 12+. We are happy to welcome Dr. Ma...
10/17/2019
Explore the Fascinating Lives of Fungi on the East End: Adults/Ages 12+

SATURDAY at 3pm: Explore the Fascinating Lives of Fungi on the East End: Adults/Ages 12+.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Margery Daughtrey, plant pathologist at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, for a walk and talk in a nearby wooded landscape.

Walk Leader: Dr. Margery Daughtrey, plant pathologist at Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center We are happy to welcome Dr. Margery Daughtrey, plant pathologist at Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, for a walk and talk in a nearby wooded lan...

Saturday, October 19 at 10:30am ~ Join Xylia in creating your own beach memory jar. We’ll walk along the beach and gat...
10/16/2019
Beach Scavenger Hunt & Beach Memory Jars: Children Ages 3-5

Saturday, October 19 at 10:30am ~ Join Xylia in creating your own beach memory jar. We’ll walk along the beach and gather shells, driftwood, and other things we can find on our hunt for beach treasures.

Program Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator Wondering what you can do with all of those shells and treasures you collected on the beach? Join Xylia in creating your own beach memory jar. We’ll walk along the beach and gather shells, driftwood, and ...

It's time for SOFO’s Young Birders Club Meeting: Teens/Children Ages 8-18 Saturday, October 19 at 10am. We concentrate...
10/15/2019
SOFO’s Young Birders Club Meeting: Teens/Children Ages 8-18

It's time for SOFO’s Young Birders Club Meeting: Teens/Children Ages 8-18 Saturday, October 19 at 10am. We concentrate on birding in local areas, since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species.

Club Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outside…so join our Young Birders Club! The Club meets from 10 am to noon on the third Saturday of every month and is open to ...

Join us Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm for another session of our Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Support & Advocacy Meeting...
10/14/2019
Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Support & Advocacy Meeting: Adults/Teens

Join us Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm for another session of our Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Support & Advocacy Meeting: Adults/Teens! Speaker April Nill-Boitano, President of Tick Wise Education, will teach us about her use of Rife machines and Ampcoil Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Sound Therapy for good health.

Co-leaders: April Nill-Boitano & Lisa-Jae Eggert, Empire State Lyme Disease Association Join us on Oct. 16th for speaker April Nill-Boitano, President of Tick Wise Education to learn about her use of Rife machines and Ampcoil Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Sound Therapy for good health. After years o...

Happy World Migratory Bird Day!!!
10/12/2019

Happy World Migratory Bird Day!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the marbled salamander walk led by Andy Sabin.  It was a great success...
10/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the marbled salamander walk led by Andy Sabin. It was a great success. Many salamanders were observed during their breeding activity, including a few females guarding their eggs. Female marble salamanders will nest guard until snow melt or rain starts to fill the vernal pool. Pretty remarkable and a magical experience.

Our Saturday Salamander program gave participants an opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at blue-spotted sa...
10/10/2019
A Search In Montauk Turns Up The Elusive Blue-Spotted Salamander

Our Saturday Salamander program gave participants an opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at blue-spotted salamanders and four-toed salamanders — the “elusive” amphibians of the South Fork, Mr. Sabin called them.

”These are the pure genetic strain because Montauk peninsula is an isolated habitat, so they don’t interbreed,” Frank Quevedo, executive director of SOFO, said, adding that Montauk boasts a unique habitat.

A dozen salamander enthusiasts met at an overlook in Montauk on a brisk Saturday morning to flip over logs in search of the rare

Special Marbled Salamander Walk TONIGHT at 7PM!!!!!!  Heavy rains stimulate marbled salamander activity, as these native...
10/09/2019

Special Marbled Salamander Walk TONIGHT at 7PM!!!!!!
Heavy rains stimulate marbled salamander activity, as these native mole salamanders come out and breed in local wetlands.
Don't miss this opportunity as Andy Sabin, A.K.A."Salamander Commander" takes us on a search for these magnificent creatures. Call the Museum at 631-537-9735 for more information.

Saturday, October 12 at 10am, join us for World Migratory Bird Day—Birding with Frank: Adults/Children 8+. World Migra...
10/08/2019
World Migratory Bird Day—Birding with Frank: Adults/Children 8+

Saturday, October 12 at 10am, join us for World Migratory Bird Day—Birding with Frank: Adults/Children 8+.

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual worldwide event, highlighting the need for, the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. This year’s theme is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution”.

Join Frank on a guided bird walk in the field behind the museum, an essential part of the busy east coast flyway for many migrating bird species. This is a free program.

[caption id=attachment_10182 align=alignleft width=300] Photo Credit: Geoff Clarke[/caption] Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo , South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Executive Director World Migratory Bird Day is an annual world-wide event, highlighting the need for, the conservation of migratory birds...

SATURDAY, OCT 12 from 10-1pm ~ Long Pond Greenbelt 21st Annual Free Family Celebration—Hike—Play—Explore: Discover...
10/07/2019
Long Pond Greenbelt 21st Annual Free Family Celebration—Hike—Play—Explore: Discover the Long Pond Greenbelt! All Ages

SATURDAY, OCT 12 from 10-1pm ~ Long Pond Greenbelt 21st Annual Free Family Celebration—Hike—Play—Explore: Discover the Long Pond Greenbelt! All Ages.

Bring the children for a morning exploration at the 21st Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt! Enjoy guided trail walks, play games, make crafts, and participate in a wide variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations.

Cosponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG), Peconic Land Trust, & South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Bring the children for a morning exploration at the 21st Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt! Enjoy guided trail walks, play games, make crafts, and participate in a wid...

Blue-spotted and Four-toad Salamanders at yesterday's "Annual Log Rolling" Walk with Andy Sabin.
10/06/2019

Blue-spotted and Four-toad Salamanders at yesterday's "Annual Log Rolling" Walk with Andy Sabin.

TOMORROW! Search for Salamanders with Andy Sabin, the Salamander Commander!
10/04/2019
South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo)

TOMORROW! Search for Salamanders with Andy Sabin, the Salamander Commander!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Saturday, October 5 at 10 am is Andy’s Annual Salamander Log Rolling! On this annual walk with Andy, aka “Mr. Salamander,” he’ll introduce you to two of our unusual native salamanders: the Blue-spotted and the Four-toed.

Sunday, October 6 at 10:30am: Explore a Woodland Trail Like a Naturalist: Adults/Teens/Children 5+! Create your own scav...
10/01/2019
Explore a Woodland Trail Like a Naturalist: Adults/Teens/Children 5+

Sunday, October 6 at 10:30am: Explore a Woodland Trail Like a Naturalist: Adults/Teens/Children 5+! Create your own scavenger hunt and become more aware of nature by listening, looking and noticing animals, plants and fungi.

Walk Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator Create your own scavenger hunt and become more aware of nature by listening, looking and noticing animals, plants and fungi. Advanced reservations are required for all events. For more information,....

The 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp is now available at the SOFO Museum gift shop. One of the easiest ways that anyone can ...
09/30/2019

The 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp is now available at the SOFO Museum gift shop. One of the easiest ways that anyone can support bird habitat conservation is by buying Federal Duck Stamps - among the most successful conservation tools ever created to protect habitat for birds and other wildlife.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Saturday, October 5 at 10 am is Andy’s Annual Salamander Log Rolling! On this annual walk wi...
09/30/2019
Andy’s Annual Salamander Log Rolling: All Ages

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Saturday, October 5 at 10 am is Andy’s Annual Salamander Log Rolling! On this annual walk with Andy, aka “Mr. Salamander,” he’ll introduce you to two of our unusual native salamanders: the Blue-spotted and the Four-toed.

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Board of Directors On this annual walk with Andy, aka “Mr. Salamander,” you’ll discover some unusual creatures that live in the leaf litter on the forest floor under the rotting logs. In particular, he’ll introduce ...

Sunday, Sept 29 from 9-11am: Paddle along the shore of Peconic Lake, a riverside—or riparian—habitat on a section of...
09/29/2019
Peconic River Paddle—BYOK (Kayak, or Canoe): Adults/Children 10+

Sunday, Sept 29 from 9-11am: Paddle along the shore of Peconic Lake, a riverside—or riparian—habitat on a section of the Peconic River that is rich with songbirds, wading birds, turtles, and early fall colors. Meet at NYS Department of Environmental Conservation launch site, South River Road, Calverton.

Paddle Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator Paddle along the shore of Peconic Lake, a riverside—or riparian—habitat on a section of the Peconic River that is rich with songbirds, wading birds, turtles, and early fall colors. Meet at NYS...

Our members are a very important part of the SOFO family. Membership provides great tax-deductible benefits and privileg...
09/23/2019

Our members are a very important part of the SOFO family. Membership provides great tax-deductible benefits and privileges – free admission to the museum, nature walks, talks, events, gift shop discounts, and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, the SOFO Naturalist. Please contact SOFO to join.

Repost @southamptonartscenter: We had an incredibly inspiring morning taking a “Last Look” at @natgeo Photo Ark by @...
09/23/2019

Repost @southamptonartscenter: We had an incredibly inspiring morning taking a “Last Look” at @natgeo Photo Ark by @joelsartore with these impressive folks - from conservationists to educators, journalists, artists, elected officials and more. Stay tuned to hear about how you can keep the Photo Ark message going! It starts here and now. You can make a difference one step at a time. #photoark #savetogether #joelsartore #natgeo #surfriderfoundation #quoguewildliferefuge #safinacenter #groupfortheeastend #peconiclandtrust #peconicbaykeeper #southforknaturalhistorymuseum #drawdown #folksontheroad #southamptonintermediateschool #southamptonvillage #southamptontown #suffolkcountylegislature #indyeastend #southamptonpress #27east #southamptonartscenter

Tomorrow, Saturday, at 10am: Young Birders Club: Children/Teens Ages 8–18! The Young Birders Club will be exploring sh...
09/20/2019
Young Birders Club: Children/Teens Ages 8–18

Tomorrow, Saturday, at 10am: Young Birders Club: Children/Teens Ages 8–18! The Young Birders Club will be exploring shorebirds at Sagg Main Beach and passerines at Sag Swamp Preserve. There will be pizza and light refreshments at the museum afterwards.

Club Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator The Young Birders Club will be exploring shorebirds at Sagg Main Beach and passerines at Sag Swamp Preserve. There will be pizza and light refreshments at the museum afterwards. Birding is a great way to make....

It’s almost fall! Join us Sept 20 from 7-9pm for Equinox: Highlights of the Fall Sky—Talk & Star Viewing with the Mo...
09/17/2019
Equinox: Highlights of the Fall Sky—Talk & Star Viewing with the Montauk Observatory: Adults/Teens/Children 10+

It’s almost fall! Join us Sept 20 from 7-9pm for Equinox: Highlights of the Fall Sky—Talk & Star Viewing with the Montauk Observatory: Adults/Teens/Children 10+

Program Leader: William Francis Taylor, Montauk Observatory What’s making the days shorter and the nights longer? What’s the astronomical reason for the cool autumn air? We’ll explore the science of the sun and seasons and also discuss the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects t...

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377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, PO Box 455
Bridgehampton, NY
11932

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The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) is a 501(C) 3, nonprofit, membership, nature education organization, chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The museum’s mission is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment, with special emphasis on the unique natural history of the South Fork of Long Island, New York.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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(631) 537-9735

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