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Thu 21 Nov
THURSDAY TROMPS WITH PARK NATURALIST, DOUGLAS BASSETT
Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Come share some of Douglas’s 46+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the HNC, its resources and its environs on any nature subject of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Some possibilities include: rocks, water, soil, sky, fungi (including lichens and slime molds), plants (moss, ferns, flowers, vines, shrubs, trees) and animals (invertebrates (like insects & spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different, based on the interests express by participants.
Sat 23 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 until Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sat 23 Nov
Saturday Nature Station - World of Whitetail
Saturday, November 23, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 1:00pm (1 hour, on site) While visiting Letchworth State Park, stop by the Humphrey Nature Center to chat with one of our naturalists at Saturday Nature Stations! These stations are designed to give an introduction into different seasonal topics such as tree identification, animal tracking, or geology. Use this new knowledge to enhance your experience in the park!
Wed 27 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visits - Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet Wednesdays at 10:00 am (3 hours, 1-2 miles). Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Meet at Visitor Center. 3 hours, 1-2 miles.

Sat 30 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 30, 2019 until Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sun 01 Dec
Nature Up Close - Meet Our Evergreens
Sunday, December 1, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Dozens of evergreen trees and shrubs inhabit the park. Study their boughs and cones by comparison of samples.

These programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparisons of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. These workshops meet in the Humphrey Nature Center. Take Trailside Road near Inspiration Point in Letchworth State Park.

Mon 02 Dec
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM
Monday, December 2, 2019 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.
Registration: Required
Tue 03 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visits - Cabin Bank Woods
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet Wednesdays at 10:00 am (3 hours, 1-2 miles). Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Meet at Visitor Center. 3 hours, 1-2 miles.

Thu 05 Dec
THURSDAY TROMPS WITH PARK NATURALIST, DOUGLAS BASSETT
Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Come share some of Douglas’s 46+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the HNC, its resources and its environs on any nature subject of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Some possibilities include: rocks, water, soil, sky, fungi (including lichens and slime molds), plants (moss, ferns, flowers, vines, shrubs, trees) and animals (invertebrates (like insects & spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different, based on the interests express by participants.
Sat 07 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 7, 2019 until Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sat 07 Dec
DECEMBER TRAIL HIKES
Saturday, December 7, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes on trails that leave from the center.
Thu 12 Dec
THURSDAY TROMPS WITH PARK NATURALIST, DOUGLAS BASSETT
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Come share some of Douglas’s 46+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the HNC, its resources and its environs on any nature subject of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Some possibilities include: rocks, water, soil, sky, fungi (including lichens and slime molds), plants (moss, ferns, flowers, vines, shrubs, trees) and animals (invertebrates (like insects & spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different, based on the interests express by participants.
Thu 12 Dec
Home Ecologist - Birds of Prey
Thursday, December 12, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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 not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Thu 12 Dec
Crepuscular Walks - Full Moon Over the Gorge
Thursday, December 12, 2019 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

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

Sat 14 Dec
45th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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 21 for territory assignment.
Sat 14 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 14, 2019 until Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sat 14 Dec
Saturday Nature Station - Almost Every Evergreen
Saturday, December 14, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 1:00pm (1 hour, on site) While visiting Letchworth State Park, stop by the Humphrey Nature Center to chat with one of our naturalists at Saturday Nature Stations! These stations are designed to give an introduction into different seasonal topics such as tree identification, animal tracking, or geology. Use this new knowledge to enhance your experience in the park!
Thu 19 Dec
THURSDAY TROMPS WITH PARK NATURALIST, DOUGLAS BASSETT
Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Come share some of Douglas’s 46+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the HNC, its resources and its environs on any nature subject of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Some possibilities include: rocks, water, soil, sky, fungi (including lichens and slime molds), plants (moss, ferns, flowers, vines, shrubs, trees) and animals (invertebrates (like insects & spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different, based on the interests express by participants.
Sat 21 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 until Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sat 21 Dec
DECEMBER TRAIL HIKES
Saturday, December 21, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes on trails that leave from the center.
Sat 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walks - Equinox Sunset
Saturday, December 21, 2019 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

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 towards Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. 3 hours, 2 miles.

Thu 26 Dec
THURSDAY TROMPS WITH PARK NATURALIST, DOUGLAS BASSETT
Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Come share some of Douglas’s 46+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the HNC, its resources and its environs on any nature subject of interest. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Some possibilities include: rocks, water, soil, sky, fungi (including lichens and slime molds), plants (moss, ferns, flowers, vines, shrubs, trees) and animals (invertebrates (like insects & spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different, based on the interests express by participants.
Sat 28 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 28, 2019 until Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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.
Sat 28 Dec
Saturday Nature Station - Almost Every Evergreen
Saturday, December 28, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 1:00pm (1 hour, on site) While visiting Letchworth State Park, stop by the Humphrey Nature Center to chat with one of our naturalists at Saturday Nature Stations! These stations are designed to give an introduction into different seasonal topics such as tree identification, animal tracking, or geology. Use this new knowledge to enhance your experience in the park!
Wed 01 Jan
First Day Hikes at Letchworth at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Hike for Birds- 9am–10:30am: New Year’s Day birding trips are a tradition among many birders to start their annual bird list. We will explore a variety of habitats in search of many different species of birds. 1½ miles or less.

Hikes for Families- 10am-11:30am: This winter wander explores the forest between Trout Pond & Pine Pond. 1½ miles. 12:30pm-1:30 pm: Journey a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain near the Humphrey Nature Center, observing frozen bogs & Trout Pond. Less than 1 mile.

Hike to Learn- 1pm-3pm: A slower paced hike to Inspiration Point, the Glen Iris Fountain & Middle Falls with more than 200’ descent and 200’ ascent along trails, roads & stairs. This hike enjoys breathtaking views as well as state and national champion trees. 2 miles.

Hike to Hike- 11am-1:30 pm: This is a longer, faster paced hike to view the Park’s deepest canyon from several vantage points along the Gorge Trail. 3-4 miles.

Self-Guided Hike- 10am-3pm: Walk at your own pace through the woods on the proposed route of The ANT, a nature trail that will be uniquely suited to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and others with social and cognitive disabilities yet will enhance the visitor experience for all who walk the Trail. 1¼ miles.