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Thu 29 Oct
Lost in the Woods?
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Worried about what to do if you're hiking and lose the trail? Does moss actually grow on the north side of trees? Exploring responsibly is an important part of sharing our wild spaces with wildlife. Come learn basic skills, ethics, and survival tips when it comes to walking where there are no trail markers. We will provide maps and compasses for the day. If you have your own compass, feel free to bring it. Please bring water, snacks, closed-toed shoes, layers with BRIGHT COLORS, a change of socks (just in case). A walking stick or hiking poles are great for extra support, if you have them. This program will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM on 10/29. This program is designed for ages 12 and up. Program meeting location will be shared when you pre-register.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov by 4:00 PM on the Tuesday before the program (10/27). Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "10/27 Lost in the Woods?" In your email, let us know how many people will be attending for your group, first and last names, and phone numbers.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run.
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Homeschoolers Halloween at Sam’s Point
Thursday, October 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Park Educators at Sam's Point. Children will start with a fun craft to make their own imaginary animals. Your child's animal may have the beak of a woodpecker, but the ears of a bear! Each child will have an opportunity to show other participants their unique animal and to talk about its special characteristics. Then, we'll go for a two-mile round trip hike to see a spooky, wildfire-burnt forest. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve 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
Fri 30 Oct
Haunted Full Moon Hike
Friday, October 30, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Join us for a haunted full moon hike on Friday 10/30 beginning at 6PM! Enjoy a moonlit wander and learn a bit about the history of the park with an environmental educator on the eve of Halloween. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday 10/29. Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "October 30th Haunted Full Moon Hike. In your email, let us know how many people in your family group will be attending, first and last names, and phone numbers. Spots fill up quickly for this popular program!

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Birds are in full migration to their southern homes and we will find and observe many different species that come through the Preserve on their journey south. Year-round bird residents also are about so bring binoculars to find our feathered friends. App. 2.5mile roundtrip walk.

Park at the upper parking lot unless otherwise noted, reservations required by calling (631) 315-5475. Limited to 20 participants, required face masks.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Hike around Lake Awosting at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, Sarah LaLumiere, for this lovely, long hike around Lake Awosting. On this approximately nine-and-a-half-mile hike, we will take the cool and beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath along the Peter's Kill stream to Blueberry Run Footpath. Then we will spend the remainder of the hike walking historic carriage roads including Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting, and Lower Awosting Carriage Roads. These carriage roads are wide and level, making them much easier to hike on than the footpaths. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

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 your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Fall Foliage Scenic Views Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for a five-mile hike on the relatively flat High Point Carriage Road. On this hike, we'll check out a magnificent view of the Catskills and Gertrude's Nose. The bright colors of the fall foliage contrasting against the blackened pitch pines from the 2016 Wildfire should make for a stunning scene. We'll walk back on High Point Carriage Road, stopping to see Lake Maratanza, and we'll finish with the view from Sam's Point. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. 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 twelve 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 31 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 31 Oct
Creepy Creatures Haunted House
Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

For one day only, the Nature Center will be taken over by the scariest creatures that call the park home! There will exhibits and activities for all ages - check out some skulls, see some creepy crawlies, visit the "Table of Yuck", and more! 

Please note: For 2020 this event will be outdoors and we will cycle groups through to maintain social distancing. Face mask required for all visitors ages 2 and over.
Sat 31 Oct
From Scripture to Séance: The History of Halloween in the Livingston Family
Saturday, October 31, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join Clermont Historic Interpreter Molly Feibel as she looks at how the Livingstons would've celebrated this beloved fall holiday. From when the First Lord came to America in the 1670s and Halloween was more of a religious observance to the early 20th Century when seances and parties were all the rage, we will be exploring what the Livingston could be found doing on October 31st. This program is FREE, but registration is required.

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 tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
Hike along the Stream Edge on the Mossy Glen Footpath
Sunday, November 1, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/ Americorps Member, for this approximately four-mile hike along the Peter's Kill stream, through mixed forests and across exposed, quartz conglomerate rock. The first part of this hike will take participants on the easy-to-walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The return trip will follow along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve 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 in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
A Stroll at the Park
Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
(716) 282-5154

Sunday, November 1st: 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome November with open arms as we travel the accessible path around Reservoir State Park. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for either program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 01 Nov
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, November 1, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a tour of the clubhouse and learn the history of the sportsmen that settled the South Shore. Reservations and masks required. Space is limited, COVID safe procedures will be in place.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
Nature Walk
Sunday, November 1, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a refreshing walk along the marsh as we meander along the trail to the Nissequogue River and back along the beach.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Mon 02 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 2, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 02 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 2, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Where Did Everyone Go?
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Where did all the insects and animals go? During this walk, we will search for creatures that have stayed here for the winter and discover where everyone else went for the long, cold months of winter.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Where Did Everyone Go?
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Where did all the insects and animals go? During this walk, we will search for creatures that have stayed here for the winter and discover where everyone else went for the long, cold months of winter.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you identify trees even after they have lost their leaves! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 07 Nov
Harvesting History Workshop: Herb-Infused Candles
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful home-made beeswax candles Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($15 per person, children 12 and under FREE, registration required)

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Saturday Saunter in Library Woods
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy a slower paced walk to witness the diversity of life found within Library Woods. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 11 Nov
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Buckhorn Island Nature Preserve to enjoy the fall season. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program. 

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 13 Nov
Haunted Woods Walk
Friday, November 13, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Go on a woods walk through a park believed by some to be haunted while listening to tales of forklore surrounding Friday the 13th. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 13 Nov
Family Lantern Walk
Friday, November 13, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a fun evening of walking through the park with only a lantern to guide the way. We even have small lanterns for the young children to carry! Lanterns are provided, but you may bring your own.

Reservations are taken two weeks prior: 631-581-1072

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Orient Beach State Park
(631) 323-2440

Orient Beach State Park has a wide diversity of shore birds, wintering waterfowl and many land birds as well. Species of all kinds will be observed and identified so bring binoculars and meet by the old snack bar for a roundtrip walk of 1 mile.

Lead by MaryLaura Lamont. Rain cancels program. Registration required by calling Orient Beach at (631) 323-2440. Wear a mask, social distance procedures apply.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
Wildlife Detectives
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Become a nature detective and help us uncover clues of where all the animals have gone. We will search for deer, raccoon, and other wildlife that call Connetquot home.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside.$4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
DeVeaux History Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a morning walk around a hidden treasure in Niagara Falls. It is full of history and so much more! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, November 15, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a tour of the clubhouse and learn the history of the sportsmen that settled the South Shore. Reservations and masks required. Space is limited, COVID safe procedures will be in place.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Backpack Adventures
Sunday, November 15, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

We will take a walk along the marsh and beaches of Sunken Meadow with our backpacks filled with all sorts of fun things and experiments to do! (Limited to 12 children)

Due to Covid-19 safety paraments, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Mon 16 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 16, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 16 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 16, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Nov
Fun Facts with Kelly: Ask a Naturalist
Friday, November 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Make new discoveries while on the trail with an educator! Ask nature questions, solve mysteries, and enjoy time outside! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs. All programs are subject to change.
Sat 21 Nov
Late Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, November 21, 2020 09:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Enjoy a late autumn walk through the trails of the Preserve to observe wintering and resident year-round birds. Roundtrip 2 miles.

Make a reservation at (631) 315-5475.
Sat 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Nov
Family Lantern Walk
Saturday, November 21, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 275-1054

Enjoy a fun evening of walking through the park with only a lantern to guide the way. We even have small lanterns for the young children to carry! Lanterns are provided, but you may bring your own.

Reservations are taken two weeks prior: 631-275-1054

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sat 21 Nov
Family Lantern Walk
Saturday, November 21, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 275-1054

Enjoy a fun evening of walking through the park with only a lantern to guide the way. We even have small lanterns for the young children to carry! Lanterns are provided, but you may bring your own.

Reservations are taken two weeks prior: 631-275-1054

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Creature Hide and Seek
Sunday, November 22, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Animals have many ways to "camouflage" or blend into their environment. Learn about all the different ways animals can hide and survive, right under our noses during a scavenger hunt!

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Nov
Gobble Walk
Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Work up your appetite while birding with us and explore a special place where majestic sand dunes rise up from a spectacular Lake Erie beach! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 27 Nov
Too Much Turkey Walk
Friday, November 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Stuffed after eating all that holiday food? Come to the preserve and walk it off, while enjoying the beauty of the forest and river. Approximately 3 miles, please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters. space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Nov
Moonlight Stroll
Saturday, November 28, 2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a stroll along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh autumn air while exploring what creatures are around this time of night! 

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sun 29 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 04 Dec
A Stroll at the Falls
Friday, December 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a deep breath of crisp December air while walking through the park. Watch the water flow over the brink and learn fun facts about this natural powerhouse. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change!
Sat 05 Dec
NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Course
Saturday, December 5, 2020 08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course to attend. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall at 581 South Road from 8:15am to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. Topics covered include NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, and trailering. To register, email Grafton Lakes State Park at graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov with the parent and student's first and last name, student age, and your phone number. Adults are encouraged to attend as well so please let us know if a parent will be accompanying the child. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge. Please bring your own bagged lunch and snacks to enjoy. Please note that masks are required for all participants to limit the spread of COVID-19 and symptom screening will take place at program sign-in.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Drop in for stories read by Janet and Honoria Livingston's nurse Ollie under the Christmas tree and treats for children 3-10. ($4 per person)

Sat 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
Herkimer Home Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

General Herkimer's home will be decorated for the season!  Hear traditional yuletide music played in the mansion, enjoy a horse drawn/wagon ride, and experience an open-hearth cooking demonstration with light refreshments.  Admission is $3 for adults, children 12 and under Free.
Sun 06 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 06 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 07 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 7, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 07 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 7, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 08 Dec
Guided Christmas Tours
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 until Friday, December 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Traditional tours of the mansion and decorations will be available. Group tours of eight or more may also be scheduled by prior arrangement.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
I BIRD NY
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Parks offer incredible birding opportunities for all! Join us each season as we explore a different park and learn about our local birds. It's an excellent chance to brush-up on bird I.D. for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts! Call (716) 549-1050.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 10 Dec
Lorenzo's Christmas Celebration
Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Sunday, December 13, 2020
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for Christmas at Lorenzo as we adorn every room in the mansion with festive holiday décor.  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this annual holiday celebration will feature refreshments, live music and sleigh rides (weather permitting).  In addition, on Sunday ornamental crafts and holiday treats will be featured at Rippleton Schoolhouse.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.  Dec. 10-11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Dec. 12-13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Dec
Winter Birding at Niagara Falls
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

It's that time of year, when the Niagara River becomes the winter home for many northern species of waterfowl and birds! Join a Naturalist for a winter walk, and do some bird watching! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 12 Dec
Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 12, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with visitors from the 1780 Continental artillery encampment, just down the road, and 18th century holiday decorations.

Sun 13 Dec
Evangola Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Evangola Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group and both veteran and beginner birders are invited to join. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 13 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Dec
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2020 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions throughout the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen. ($12 per adult, $5 for children under 12)

Sun 13 Dec
A Night Under Falling Stars
Sunday, December 13, 2020 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a walk and stargaze during the most active meteor shower of the year, the Geminids! Glimpse a shooting star in the crisp December air while we search for other cool astronomical sightings! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
46th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3625

December 19 (Saturday), all day. Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 19 for territory assignment.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
46th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3625

December 19 (Saturday), all day. Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 19 for territory assignment.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Knox Farm Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group. Veteran and beginner birders welcome. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

A great day for families. Free admission. Explore the mansion at your own pace, enjoy music and treats.

Sat 19 Dec
Evergreen Envy
Saturday, December 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Explore nature's Christmas trees as we unravel the mystery of why evergreens stay, ever-green! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 19 Dec
Wassail, Wassail all over the Town
Saturday, December 19, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour the beautifully decorated house, serenaded by carolers, and watch the Continental artillery celebrate the holiday with a bang by firing their cannon.

Sun 20 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 21, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 21, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 25 Dec
Woodlawn Beach Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our 2nd annual Woodlawn Beach Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group and exploring the beach and wetland trails. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Dec
Open House
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.

Sun 27 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

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 the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.