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Thu 22 Apr
Wildflower Walk - Featuring Fiddleheads
Thursday, April 22, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Apr
Morning Bird Walk – Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 29, 2021 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will carpool. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Apr
Wildflower Walk - Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 29, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 May
Springtime Walk – Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car caravan. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 05 May
Morning Bird Walk – Trestle Woods
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Portageville entrance Gate (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 09 May
Nature Up Close – Waves of Warblers
Sunday, May 9, 2021 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC (2 hours)

The Nature Up Close programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. Programs are held on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm and last for two hours.This spring, experience frogs and warblers by sight and sound, or become acquainted with the butterflies' world. These indoor programs are good introductions for upcoming outdoor walks listed with each description.

Waves of Warblers: All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (highlighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 27 & June 3 and 8.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Tue 08 Jun
Warbler Walk – Rare Species
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Nature Up Close – Butterfly Beauties
Sunday, June 13, 2021 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC (2 hours)

The Nature Up Close programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. Programs are held on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm and last for two hours.This spring, experience frogs and warblers by sight and sound, or become acquainted with the butterflies' world. These indoor programs are good introductions for upcoming outdoor walks listed with each description.

Butterfly Beauties: Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species, as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 3rd. (Look for details in the upcoming summer issue of The Genesee Naturalist.)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 22 Apr
Wildflower Walk - Featuring Fiddleheads
Thursday, April 22, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Apr
Morning Bird Walk – Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 29, 2021 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will carpool. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Apr
Wildflower Walk - Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 29, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 May
Springtime Walk – Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car caravan. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 05 May
Morning Bird Walk – Trestle Woods
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Portageville entrance Gate (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 09 May
Nature Up Close – Waves of Warblers
Sunday, May 9, 2021 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

HNC (2 hours)

The Nature Up Close programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. Programs are held on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm and last for two hours.This spring, experience frogs and warblers by sight and sound, or become acquainted with the butterflies' world. These indoor programs are good introductions for upcoming outdoor walks listed with each description.

Waves of Warblers: All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (highlighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 27 & June 3 and 8.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Tue 08 Jun
Warbler Walk – Rare Species
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Nature Up Close – Butterfly Beauties
Sunday, June 13, 2021 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

HNC (2 hours)

The Nature Up Close programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. Programs are held on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm and last for two hours.This spring, experience frogs and warblers by sight and sound, or become acquainted with the butterflies' world. These indoor programs are good introductions for upcoming outdoor walks listed with each description.

Butterfly Beauties: Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species, as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 3rd. (Look for details in the upcoming summer issue of The Genesee Naturalist.)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 08 May
International Migratory Song Bird Day Walk
Saturday, May 8, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

All events meet in upper parking lot unless noted. Rain or snow cancels.

Reservations required: call (631) 315-5475 for details, info.

COVID restrictions apply.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 May
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, May 22, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

All events meet in upper parking lot unless noted. Rain or snow cancels.

Reservations required: call (631) 315-5475 for details, info.

COVID restrictions apply.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 May
Birding with the B.O.S.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join the NYS Parks and the Buffalo Ornithological Society for a fun morning of birding! This is a great chance for beginning birders to learn the hobby! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 02 May
Flowers n’ Ferns
Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Spring flowers are blooming, and ferns are unfurling, a hallmark of the season. Come enjoy this spectacular event which lasts for only a few short weeks. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Fri 07 May
Totally Toads
Friday, May 7, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Take a chill pill and listen as some bodacious Bufo Americanus males utter gnarly trills! For sure, we'll check out some tubular egg masses so don't miss this toad-ally tripendicular event! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Apr
Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the sudden burst of color that carpets the forest floor before the new leaves of summer take hold. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Apr
Springtime Bluebird Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With over 400 acres of grassland, Knox Farm is home to an incredible number of nesting Bluebirds. Join us as we monitor newly installed nest boxes and enjoy our state bird. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 15 May
Flowers n’ Feathers
Saturday, May 15, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With spring bird migration at its peak, and flowers at your feet, take in the wonderment of spring as we walk. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Apr
Frog and Salamander Search for Adults and Teens at Minnewaska
Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator and Vanessa Pagano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, on a hike for adults and teens to look for salamanders, frogs, and their eggs at vernal pools. Early spring is the ideal time to find amphibians, as this is their breeding season. Attendees will have the opportunity to be citizen scientists and amphibian scientists, known as herpetologists. They'll learn how to complete amphibian monitoring forms, as well as where to find and submit them. We will discuss how individuals can contribute to amphibian conservation in the future. Please bring shoes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. This program is recommended for high schoolers and adults. Teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is dependent on the proper weather conditions and may need to be rescheduled if snow persists. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. This program will meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Apr
Herp Herp Hooray! Amphibian Spotting and Monitoring Hike at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

In early spring, massive numbers of frogs and salamanders travel far distances to lay their eggs in seasonal bodies of fresh water, known as vernal pools. Join Alexa Maione, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Education Assistant, for a hike to a vernal pool breeding spot to monitor for salamanders, frogs and eggs. This five-mile interpretive hike is recommended for children over the age of 12 and who want to learn about hands-on, ecological monitoring and local amphibian species. Please bring a lunch, water, and shoes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Apr
Take a Walk on the Wild(flower) Side
Saturday, April 24, 2021 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Native plants are extremely essential to our ecosystem. They contribute to its biodiversity and health and provide habitat for wildlife. Not to mention, some of them are a joy to behold! Join us in celebrating Earth Day weekend by exploring and enjoying the landscape, while observing and identifying the native spring wildflowers of Clermont. Fun for all ages! This program is free, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to aid in social distancing. PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Register: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-flower-side

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Apr
Spring Pollinator Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring Olana's artistdesigned landscape through the perspective of pollinators. Join beekeeper Chris Layman in an hour-long guided outdoor walk and learn more about the importance of honeybees during Frederic Church's lifetime and our own. Chris Layman and his wife Lisa run Fox Farm Apiary, a honeybee rescue and sanctuary in the Hudson Valley. In partnership with Olana, Fox Farm maintains an apiary onsite at Olana's farm complex. This program covers approximately 1/4 mile. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938. $15 person, $10 members.