Saturday, Nov 5th, 10am - 1pm
CCOM and Third House Nature Center are excited to announce the Lindley-Morrison Signature Walks, a series of four annual walks honoring the founders of our two organizations and their significant and long-standing contributions to Montauk. Discover for yourself — and share with friends and family — the extraordinary history and natural treasures of Montauk County Park.
Walk #4 | Saturday, Nov 5th | Time: 10am-1pm | Montauk Geology
Walk Leader: Dr. Bret Bennington | Dept. Chair Geology, Environment and Sustainability | Hofstra University
Meet Location: Montauk Point Lighthouse parking lot. ($8.00 fee)
Duration: Approx 1.5 hours
Please register for this walk by email: Info@PreserveMontauk.org
About the Walk: If you love Montauk, don’t miss this opportunity to take a walking tour with preeminent coastal geologist, Dr. J Bret Bennington. Learn everything you always wanted to know about Montauk’s natural history, ecology, and geology. Please join us on November 5 for an extraordinary and rare opportunity. Dr. J Bret Bennington, Professor of Geology and Chair of the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability at Hofstra University is a renowned teacher and researcher who specializes in the geology of Long Island and in paleontology. In other words, he’s a rock star of rocks, sediment, fossils, and more. His current project is looking into Cretaceous marine communities and environments on the Atlantic Coastal Plain (in technospeak, the analysis of predation on fossil oysters, tetrapod and dinosaur trackways, and the glacial geomorphology and history of Long Island).
This leisurely walking tour of about an hour and a half will begin near the Montauk lighthouse and will take us along the southern shore from the lighthouse as Dr. Bennington points out Gardiner clay deposits, projecting and fallen erratics, and – and who knows? – we might discover signs of dinosaurs.
visit Concerned Citizens of Montauk for additional information.