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Thu 18 May
Nature Table: Migration at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, May 18, 2017 until Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Migration is one of the most impressive feats in the animal kingdom. Discover the amazing journeys that birds and other animals take every year.
Fri 26 May
New York Atlatl Competition
Friday, May 26, 2017 until Sunday, May 28, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Friday after 4:00pm
Saturday before and after the Kids Conservation Day
Sunday until 1:00pm

Various spear throwing competitions for target accuracy; International Standard Accuracy Contest (ISAC), NYAA contests (Team, Individual, Animal, European, International).

Open to the public with demonstration equipment available (atlatl-the spear thrower; dart-the spear)

Fri 26 May
Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally
Friday, May 26, 2017 until Monday, May 29, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Friday 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 6:00am and 6:30pm
Monday 6:00am

Six massed balloon flights. Launching from Archery Field near the Castile Entrance, weather permitting (Friends of Letchworth fundraiser food/souvenir stand on weekend afternoons).

Sat 27 May
Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay
Saturday, May 27, 2017 until Sunday, May 28, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This beautiful and challenging course follows the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail along the eastern rim of Letchworth gorge from Mount Morris Dam to Letchworth State Park Parade Grounds. Shorter runs are offered on Sunday.

Registration required; for details visit: www.yellowjacketracing.com

Sat 27 May
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

April-10am

May- 9am

June- 8am

Sat 27 May
Kids Conservation Day & Wildlife Festival
Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Event featuring games, activities, educational workshops, spear-fishing target contest, free fishing (no license required). Presented by Letchworth State Park & Wildlife Educators Coalition.

Meet at Trailside Lodge

Sun 28 May
Kids to Parks Day
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Come on down to the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area for some family fun to kick-off the summer. This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful Sunday with children's activities, food and lots of fun! FREE family event!
Sun 28 May
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 28 May
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 28, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Mon 29 May
Nattering About Nature at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, May 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Informal social gatherings to share nature stories, show off findings from the field, and discuss seasonal changes. (Inside or outside, depending on weather).
Mon 29 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots.

Meet at Parking Lot past Cabin Area B

Mon 29 May
How the Gorge Was Formed- Story of the Park
Monday, May 29, 2017 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved, handicap accessible walkways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant and animal lore.

Meet at Inspiration Point Parking Lot

Mon 29 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 29, 2017 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen Iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!
Tue 30 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems.

Bring a lunch

Wed 31 May
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Meet at Parade Grounds Entrance off Route 436

Thu 01 Jun
Warbler Walks- Uncommon Species
Thursday, June 1, 2017 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate

Thu 01 Jun
Nature Table: Warblers at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 1, 2017 until Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The southern portion of Letchworth State park supports possibly more species of breeding wood warblers than any other place in the world of similiar size (best year has been 25 species in three square miles). Become familiar with some of the more common, colorful warblers in the park.
Sat 03 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

April-10am

May- 9am

June- 8am

Sat 03 Jun
Frolic For a Fawn at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to explore their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky.

Sat 03 Jun
Beginner ID Series (Birds) at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 3, 2017 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Learn the basics of identification, and then practice those skills out in the field.

Sun 04 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 4, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 04 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 4, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Mon 05 Jun
Nattering About Nature at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 5, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Informal social gatherings to share nature stories, show off findings from the field, and discuss seasonal changes. (Inside or outside, depending on weather).
Tue 06 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems.

Bring a lunch

Wed 07 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Road to Pennycook
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Meet at junction of Pennycook Road and State Route 436 (1/4 mile east of Parade Grounds Entrance).

Thu 08 Jun
Warbler Walks- Rare Species
Thursday, June 8, 2017 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Meet at Parade Grounds Parking Lot

Thu 08 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Beaver Walk
Thursday, June 8, 2017 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight." Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool

Meet at Parade Grounds Parking Lot

Sat 10 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

April-10am

May- 9am

June- 8am

Sat 10 Jun
15th Annual Photographer's Dream Day
Saturday, June 10, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 658-4790

Join the Coprs of Engineers & the Canyon Camera Club for a day of picture taking and learning. Pack a lunch and enjoy photo seminars, photo walks, and interesting subjects. This is a free public event! For details please contact the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center at 585-658-4790.
Sun 11 Jun
Bird Tour
Sunday, June 11, 2017 06:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Car-pool through the Park on east or west sides of the river visiting many different habitats that will enable observers to locate over 75 species of birds. Sponsored by the Rochester Birding Association.
Sun 11 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 11 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 11, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Mon 12 Jun
Nattering About Nature at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Informal social gatherings to share nature stories, show off findings from the field, and discuss seasonal changes. (Inside or outside, depending on weather).
Tue 13 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems.

Bring a lunch

Wed 14 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Meet at Castile Entrance

Thu 15 Jun
Nature Table: Bird Nests at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017 until Friday, June 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

It is amazing what birds are able to build without hands! Encounter some of the incredible nests that birds use to shelter their eggs and young in Letchworth State Park.
Sat 17 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

April-10am

May- 9am

June- 8am

Sat 17 Jun
Genesee Valley Fare & Ware- Local Food, Drink & Art
Saturday, June 17, 2017 until Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Food and beverage tastings and sales from local New York State vendors who offer products made in NY, over 100 vendors. At High Banks Recreation Area. Sponsored by Livingston Arts
Sat 17 Jun
Frolic For a Fawn at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 17, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to explore their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky.

Sun 18 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 18 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 18, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Mon 19 Jun
Nattering About Nature at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Informal social gatherings to share nature stories, show off findings from the field, and discuss seasonal changes. (Inside or outside, depending on weather).
Tue 20 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems.

Bring a lunch

Wed 21 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Meet at Castile Entrance

Wed 21 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Summer's Eve Full by the River
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight." Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot

Sat 24 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

April-10am

May- 9am

June- 8am

Sun 25 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 25 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Sun 25 Jun
Butterfly Beauties at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species, as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterflly Conservatory, are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos.
Mon 26 Jun
Nattering About Nature at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Informal social gatherings to share nature stories, show off findings from the field, and discuss seasonal changes. (Inside or outside, depending on weather).
Tue 27 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems.

Bring a lunch

Wed 28 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Meet at Perry Entrance