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Our Mission Statement

Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.

Sweetbriar Nature Center is situated on 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here.

 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY11787, 631-979-6344, Fax# 631-979-9233,



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   Thank you to all our Wonderful Corporate Sponsors


Sweetbriar Nature Center is now a client of Investors Bank and the Care2Share Affinity Program.
Every one who opens an account with the bank helps support Sweetbriar.  Go to the link below to start the ball rolling.


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Holiday Discovery Weeks

December 26th through the 29th 9am to 3pm Ages 5-11 Sweetbriar’s experienced educators help open up the wonders of the natural world for children, through hands-on activities, live animals, crafts, and much more.  Themes from Tuesday through Friday: Fur-ever Mammals, Cold Blooded Creatures, Jumanji, New Year’s Wildlife Party $70/day or $300/week for members $80/day or …

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Donations for Yard Sale for Wildlife

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown is holding a yard sale the first weekend in November to raise funds to support our mission of providing nature education and wildlife rehabilitation to local residents.  We are looking for donations of quality antiques, collectibles, knick-knacks, memorabilia and other items under 40 pounds.  All should be in very good condition. No televisions or other electronics, books, or clothing.  To make a …

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I Love Apple – Paint & Taste- Mommy and Me

Please join us for a scrumptious afternoon of painting and eating.   Mommies and their children will paint a fall themed picture and get to enjoy a slice of pie each.   Clas includees all mateials and the pie.  

Who: Mothers and their children

When: Thursday, September 28, 6pm to 7pm

How …

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Spend some relaxing time at Sweetbriar Nature Center.  Take a short hike along the Nissequogue River,  do soem yoga and end with some meditation.  Bring your yoga mat or towel and some water.  We highly recommend walking shoes for the hike.  Meet in front of the house.

When: To be announced

Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 …

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Sweetbriar Nature Center presents Taps and Talons

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown will be hosting 10 plus craft breweries, animal presentations and live music.  The funds generated go to wildlife rehabilitation and nature education.   For more information call 631-979-6344 or go to our website

When: Sunday, September 24, 2pm to 6pm Who: Adults 21 and over …

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2017 Fall Birdseed Sale

Bird seed sales happen each season.  

To order seed click on the link below the blue jay and print out and send in the form.


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Creatures of the Night

Join us to meet some of the nocturnal creatures at  Sweetbriar.  Sweetbriar educators will share owls and other creatures of the night and then go on a walk along our woodland and meadow trails to discover some of the cool things that go on in nature when the sun goes down. Of course we will …

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Thank you Diane Bouchier

 A big thank you to Diane for sharing her beautiful artwork on the walls of Sweetbriar Nature Center in the spring and summer.   Come back and visit soon.

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