Diamondbacks are Amazing

A female Diamondback turtle can lay fertile eggs for several years after a single mating.  She has the ability to store live sperm that is later used to fertilize eggs. ending upon her size, the female may lay as many as five times per year. Look out for turtles as the weather warms up, they […]

Food Diving

Osprey feeds mainly on fish caught in surface water. It flies 50 to 100 feet above the water until it sees a fish, then dives with its wings swept back. Its white underside makes it difficult for fish to see it against the sky. Just before it hits the water it thrusts its feet forward […]

A Very Good Hunter

Egrets do not swim and do not have webbed feet. They stalk through the shallow water of wetlands, streams, ponds and lakes in search of food. Great egrets are very good hunters, staying quite still until, with lightening-fast speed, they stab their prey with their spear-shaped bill. Their diet consists of the fish, frogs, crayfish, […]

Swallow Mosquito Eaters

Swallows are very popular summer visitors to Long Island. Aside from their beauty and grace they are natural weapons in the battle against the mosquito. From the family of passerine birds, swallows are distinguished by their long pointed wings. They have small legs and feet. And, they have round heads with short bills with wide […]

Preserve and Protect

Preserve and Protect our Coastal Heritage, Wildlife, and Wetlands. That is Save the Beaches mission statement. Since 1983, Save the Beaches has been involved in a variety of activities and projects including beach grass and local flora plantings, the construction of local fauna platforms (osprey nesting platforms, bat houses, swallow nesting boxes), coastal clean-ups, and […]