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Our first publication appeared in 2015:

On the East End: The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community.
Clarence Hickey. An eloquent memoir of the last generation of authentic Bonacker baymen in the seventies, including a lot of valuable historical information about the beginnings of the environmental preservation movement at that time.

More information here:

Coming in 2019!

The Fishes of Long Island.
Howard Reisman, Emerson Hasbrouck. A complete illustrated guide to the scores of species that inhabit Long Island waters. Both authors are renowned naturalists.

Here are some of our active publishing projects:

Trail Guide to the East End: Southampton, with a Natural History.
Trail Guide to the East End: East Hampton, with a Natural History.

A new edition of Mike Bottini’s best-selling trail guide, this time in two volumes, greatly expanded and enhanced with photos and maps. The first edition of this book, published thirteen years ago, has been instrumental in introducing people to the “other” East End and increasing appreciation of the natural world. It continues to be a best-seller.

BUDGET: Author: $3,000, Maps: $2,000; Editorial: $5,000. Total: $10,000

A Guide to Long Island’s Nature Preserves.
John Turner. John will provide a comprehensive guide to each of Long Island’s scores of nature preserves so that you know what to look for when you go to one. Maps and charts will open up this extensive system to thousands of Long Islanders.

BUDGET: Author: $3,000, Maps: $2,000; Editorial: $3,000. Total: $8,000

The Seashells of Long Island.
An update of the book published by the Long Island Shell Club in 1988. This is a complete catalogue of Long Island seashells. It also offers an opportunity to photograph in high-resolution detail their renowned collection of seashells to preserve it for future generations.

BUDGET: Author: $2,000, Photography: $5,000; Editorial: $2,000. Total: $9,000

A Guide to the Long Pond Greenbelt.
The Long Pond Greenbelt encompasses a magnificent six-mile-long expanse of thirteen interconnected ponds, woods, and wetlands. Spectacular for its wealth of rare plants, animals, and ecological communities, the Greenbelt is widely recognized as one of the most ecologically significant areas in all of New York.

BUDGET: Author: $3,000, Maps: $1,000; Photography: $1,000, Editorial: $3,000.
Total: $8,000

A Guide to Long Island Pine Barrens.
John Turner. The Long Island Pine Barrens — more than 35,000 contiguous acres of publicly-owned open space — is the result of a several decades-long land acquisition effort. John Turner will provide: 1) An overview of the major features of the ecosystem, the ecological processes that shape it, the natural communities and plant and animal species that collectively comprise the ecosystem 2) An overview of the several decades long battle to "preserve the pines" and 3) property specific descriptions in which a property's notable natural features is described.

BUDGET: Author: $3,000, Maps: $2,000; Editorial: $3,000. Total: $8,000

The Mammals of Long Island.
Based on P. Connor’s historical monograph, edited and updated by Mike Bottini and others. Bottini recently conferred with NYS DEC personnel who committed to a survey of mink, long-tailed weasel, gray fox, and skunk on Long Island. This is similar to what Mike has accomplished with his river otter studies. The LINO website will provide a clearing house for information.

BUDGET: Author: $3,000, Photography: $2,000; Editorial: $3,000. Total: $8,000


Exploring the Other Island, Volume II
John Turner. John is already at work on this. It will include chapters on owls, woodpeckers, goatsuckers, gulls, American Holly, and much more.

Trail Guide to the Pine Barrens.
A new edition of the guide prepared by the Long Island Pine Barrens Society. Royalties benefit the Society.

Guide to Long Island Seaweeds.
In Japan, seaweed is a major source of nourishment. With this guide, we hope Long Islanders will discover the bounty in their bays.

Tidal Marshes of Long Island.
Torrey Botanical Society. A complete guide to perhaps the most crucial ecosystem of Long Island.

Long Island Native Plants for Landscaping: A Sourcebook.
Karen Blumer. New edition of this classic guide to Long Island’s native flora.

The Return of the River Otter to Long Island.
Mike Bottini. Mike has done pioneering work tracking evidence of the growing presence of the River Otter on Long Island. More info at

Waylon’s Wandering Waterdrop.
John Turner. A new edition of John’s illustrated children’s book describing the water cycle. This is an especially important lesson today, as we learn more about the increasing threats to Long Island’s aquifers.

The Story of an Island: The Geology and Geography of Long Island.
Margaret M. Voelbel. A new edition of this classic for young adults.

Living with Long Island’s South Shore.
New edition of this essential book.

Wild New York: A Guide to the Wildlife, Wild Places, and Natural Phenomena of New York City.
Margaret Mittelback and Michael Crewdson. Updated second edition of this useful 1997 publication.