Youth celebrate creation of bird garden

We are a group of high school students from Patchogue-Medford, NY. We are embarked on a new project to restore bird habitat in the Fish Thicket Land Preserve. The Fish Thicket is a 100+ acre preserve in Medford, NY that we, as students of Patchogue-Medford, are stewards of. We are working with Cornell Cooperative Extension and hope to increase awareness in our community about our local environment.

Photo of Thicklets Participants
Our team has accomplished many sub-projects:

  • The creation and installation of Screech Owl nests.
  • Planting a beneficial garden.
  • Cleaning up the Thicket.
  • Many community educational events.

Participants performing restoration work
We traveled to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a full day immersion of talks, tours, and sharing. We also did a presentation on our project during our visit and at the New York State Fair.

You can also read about our most recent activities in our blog, here.

We hope to see you at Fish Thicket on East Woodside Ave soon!