Cranberry Bogs

When: 07/08/2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The South Fork Natural History Museum and the Peconic Land Trust will sponsor “They Called it Red Gold,” a walk and history of the Long Island cranberry industry for adults and teenagers, on Monday, July 8, from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve in western Southampton. The talk, which will be led by naturalist and conservationist John Turner, will focus on Woodhull Bog, which was once the largest cranberry farm on Long Island. Turner will also discuss how cranberry farms were created and what brought their demise, as well as wetland-dependent wildlife and native plants that have colonized this area of the Pine Barrens. There is a $5 charge for the program, and an RSVP is requested by calling the land trust at 631-283-3195 or going to events@peconiclandtrust.org.