Join us Wild Birds Unlimited of Syosset as we enjoy a photo tour of John Turner’s informative book "Exploring the Other Island: A Seasonal Guide to Nature on Long Island". Long Island is home to an amazing array of resident and migratory species as well as interesting and beautiful places that reveal themselves on a seasonal basis. The program will take you through the four seasons on a tour of all things that are natural on Long Island. If you have a copy of this wonderful book (it can be found on Amazon.com), feel free to bring with you for a signing!
John Turner has been a passionate conservationist and educator for the past forty years. He was co-founder of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, serving on the board for 26 years, as well as co-founder the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, which is dedicated to protecting the Island’s natural resources from development. He was Director of Conservation Programs for the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, served as Assistant Director of the Division of Environmental Protection for the Town of Brookhaven and currently is the Conservation Policy Advocate for Seatuck Environmental Association as well as president of Alula Birding and Natural History Tours. He has given hundreds of talks and programs, and led nature walks on a wide range of natural history and environmental topics for many organizations, and was an adjunct professor of ornithology at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at SUNY-Stony Brook. John also likes to share his passion with the pen, having written articles that have appeared in numerous newsletters and magazines including Defenders, Birder’s World, Long Island Forum, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Networking Magazine, and The Conservationist. He is author of the book , “Exploring The Other Island: a Seasonal Guide to Nature on Long Island” as well as a children's book on the water cycle entitled "Waylon's Wandering Water Drop".