Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Chasing Critters: Citizen Science with the Peconic Estuary Program at Moustache Brewery

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Moustache Brewery Co.
400 Hallett Avenue
Riverhead, NY

We often rely on citizen participation to carry out vital research on the status of important local species. Two such projects are the Terrapin Monitoring and the Horseshoe Crab Monitoring projects. Every year we rely on interns and volunteers to assist in the implementation of these public monitoring programs. In the spring, Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs come to shore at night during high tide on the new and full moon to spawn. PEP hosts a site as part of the larger Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network at Squires Pond in Hampton Bays by counting mating pairs and tagging crabs as part of an effort to assess the status of their populations. Meanwhile, Diamondback Terrapin monitoring takes place in summer. This important marsh turtle is at critically low levels, and our research seeks to study their nesting activity and nest predation in the marshes on the East End.

PEP is excited to present at The Nature Talks, a special series of talks held at the brewery in collaboration with Christopher Paparo of Fish Guy Photos.

Noah’s on the Road will be in the house serving up tacos!

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, as well as some bug spray.

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