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Sat 01 Jul
Nature Table: Rainbows at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, July 1, 2017 until Sunday, August 20, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mr. Letchworth named his estate Glen Iris in part because of his fascination with Greek mythology; Iris was the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Most sunny days a rainbow can be seen in the mist of Middle Falls. Learn about and enjoy this naturally colorful phenomenon.

Wed 26 Jul
Learn About Letchworth Series at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This year's theme is "In and Around the Genesee River". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in The Humphrey Nature Center.

July 5- Life in the Lands of Letchworth: Living along the Genesee in the 19th Century by Tom Cook

July 12- Canal Women: surly Sal McMurray by Gretchen Sepik

July 19- Secrets of the Mount Morris Dam by Steve Winslow

July 26- The Geological Wonder that is Letchworth State Park by Jim Pomeroy

Aug 2- Center for Enviornemtnal Initatives on River Health by George Thomas

Aug 9- "Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" a contemporary film

Aug 16- Explorations of Letchworth State Park Through the Lens of a Camera by Keith Walters

Aug 23- The Importance of STEM in Education and the Genesee River by Dan Menelly

Wed 02 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This year's theme is "In and Around the Genesee River". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in The Humphrey Nature Center.

July 5- Life in the Lands of Letchworth: Living along the Genesee in the 19th Century by Tom Cook

July 12- Canal Women: surly Sal McMurray by Gretchen Sepik

July 19- Secrets of the Mount Morris Dam by Steve Winslow

July 26- The Geological Wonder that is Letchworth State Park by Jim Pomeroy

Aug 2- Center for Enviornemtnal Initatives on River Health by George Thomas

Aug 9- "Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" a contemporary film

Aug 16- Explorations of Letchworth State Park Through the Lens of a Camera by Keith Walters

Aug 23- The Importance of STEM in Education and the Genesee River by Dan Menelly

Sat 05 Aug
CCC Legacy Day
Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the developmentof the Park. Meet with Friends of Letchworth – learn about CCC rehab projects. Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area, past Cabin Area "B"). Call 585-493-3637 for details. Sponsored by the Friends of Letchworth State Park.

Sat 05 Aug
Genesee Valley Outdoor Recreation Show
Saturday, August 5, 2017 until Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Featuring RV's, boats, camping, hiking, fishing and hunting supplies and outfitters.

Meet at Highbanks Recreation area.

Wed 09 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This year's theme is "In and Around the Genesee River". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in The Humphrey Nature Center.

July 5- Life in the Lands of Letchworth: Living along the Genesee in the 19th Century by Tom Cook

July 12- Canal Women: surly Sal McMurray by Gretchen Sepik

July 19- Secrets of the Mount Morris Dam by Steve Winslow

July 26- The Geological Wonder that is Letchworth State Park by Jim Pomeroy

Aug 2- Center for Enviornemtnal Initatives on River Health by George Thomas

Aug 9- "Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" a contemporary film

Aug 16- Explorations of Letchworth State Park Through the Lens of a Camera by Keith Walters

Aug 23- The Importance of STEM in Education and the Genesee River by Dan Menelly

Sat 12 Aug
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike: Fowlerville Rd. (NORTH) to Lock 5 (Wegmans Hike #5)
Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

The trailhead is 1.1 miles east of River Rd or about .1 mi. west of the Genesee River. Park on south side of Fowlerville Rd. (2.5 miles).

Wed 16 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This year's theme is "In and Around the Genesee River". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in The Humphrey Nature Center.

July 5- Life in the Lands of Letchworth: Living along the Genesee in the 19th Century by Tom Cook

July 12- Canal Women: surly Sal McMurray by Gretchen Sepik

July 19- Secrets of the Mount Morris Dam by Steve Winslow

July 26- The Geological Wonder that is Letchworth State Park by Jim Pomeroy

Aug 2- Center for Enviornemtnal Initatives on River Health by George Thomas

Aug 9- "Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" a contemporary film

Aug 16- Explorations of Letchworth State Park Through the Lens of a Camera by Keith Walters

Aug 23- The Importance of STEM in Education and the Genesee River by Dan Menelly

Sun 20 Aug
“Dam” Good Trail Race
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

A 20k off-road running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. For details visit: www.roadsarepoison.com

Sun 20 Aug
Aster and Goldenrod Workshop at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

The waning summer provides a fine assortment of fall flowers including dozens of native asters and goldenrods. More than a dozen dried species will be available to contrast and compare the features of these diverse daisies.

Mon 21 Aug
Nature Table: Amazing Monarchs at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, August 21, 2017 until Friday, September 15, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Monarch butterflies undertake one of the most impressive annual migrations of any animal in the world. We will be raising monarchs from caterpillars in The Humphrey Nature Center .

Wed 23 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This year's theme is "In and Around the Genesee River". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in The Humphrey Nature Center.

July 5- Life in the Lands of Letchworth: Living along the Genesee in the 19th Century by Tom Cook

July 12- Canal Women: surly Sal McMurray by Gretchen Sepik

July 19- Secrets of the Mount Morris Dam by Steve Winslow

July 26- The Geological Wonder that is Letchworth State Park by Jim Pomeroy

Aug 2- Center for Enviornemtnal Initatives on River Health by George Thomas

Aug 9- "Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" a contemporary film

Aug 16- Explorations of Letchworth State Park Through the Lens of a Camera by Keith Walters

Aug 23- The Importance of STEM in Education and the Genesee River by Dan Menelly

Fri 25 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 25, 2017 until Sunday, August 27, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History in the 19th Century Mountain Men Encampment. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition, Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities are on Thursday, August 24.

Sat 26 Aug
Monarch Butterfly Releases at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, August 26, 2017 until Friday, September 15, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Daily, August 26 –September 15 at 10:00 am & 4:00 pm (so long as butterflies are ready to fly)

Join us for monarch butterfly releases at our butterfly garden. Learn about the life history of monarch butterflies, including their remarkable annual migration. If you're lucky, you might be the launching pad for the maiden flight of a monarch butterfly!

Sat 02 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sun 03 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 3, 2017 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Music at its best with live bands, family activities, food and a great fireworks show.

Wed 06 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 - 12. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on pollinators. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Sat 09 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike: York Landing, North (Wegmans Hike #6, modified)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet east of River Rd. at end of York Landing Road. The road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot.(3.1 miles)

Sat 09 Sep
22nd Annual Glen Iris 5K Run
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile, NY. Prizes and food for participants. Visit www.glenirisinn.com , or call 585-493-2622 for details.

Sat 09 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 9, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Mon 11 Sep
Knee High Naturalists Program at Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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 appreciated by calling (585) 493-3680.

Sat 16 Sep
Nature Table: Farewell to the Monarchs at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 16, 2017 until Saturday, September 30, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Discover where all of the monarch butterflies raised at The Humphrey Nature Center are headed, and find out how many were successfully released.

Sat 16 Sep
Native American & Pioneer Heritage Day
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Watch Native American Dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural significance. Theday's events will include craft demonstrations, as well as a variety of demonstrations related to Native American and pioneer life. Small Game Target Atlatl Competition.The Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities are also on Friday and Sunday [contact Douglas Bassett, (585) 493-3625, for more information].

Sat 16 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 16, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Wed 20 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 - 12. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on pollinators. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Sat 23 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Mon 25 Sep
Kneehigh Naturalists at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, September 25, 2017 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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 appreciated by calling (585) 493-3680.

Sat 30 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 30, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.