Invasive Removal Sperling Sanctuary (Massapequa)
November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are teaming up with the South Shore Audubon Society to remove invasive species at the Michael J. Sperling Bird Sanctuary in North Massapequa on Saturday, November 27th from 10 AM – 12 PM. Under the direction of the ecological restoration experts at Spadefoot Design and Construction we will be addressing the invasive species Mugwort
In 2020, the Michael Sperling Bird Sanctuary was created by converting a Nassau County Stormwater Basin into a living tribute of native plants and wildlife habitat. To existing native oaks, cherries, and milkweed, SSAS added Atlantic White Cedar, blight-resistant American Chestnut, and Hempstead Plains type grasses, all habitats that were once common but are now rare on Long Island.
Using native plants and trees, the Sanctuary provides habitat and food for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. It attracts an array of fruit, nectar, and insect-eating birds at different times of the year. It also preserves the balance and beauty of the natural ecosystem and provides a critically needed open space refuge for songbirds that migrate annually along the Atlantic flyway, while reducing flooding in roadways, and channels precipitation back into the groundwater aquifer system.