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Thu 16 Feb
February Nature Table- Owls
Thursday, February 16, 2017 until Monday, February 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Believe it or not, many owls are nesting in our area this time of year. Discover the several kinds of owls found in Letchworth State Park and their unique adaptations for survival.
Fri 24 Feb
Project Feederwatch
Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 25 Feb
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sun 26 Feb
2017 Winter Lecture Series: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Ongoing Research and Potential Impacts in Letchworth State Park
Sunday, February 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Ongoing Research and Potential Impacts in Letchworth State Park by Brandyn Balch, SUNY Geneseo Geography Student

Discussion on the current status of the invasion of hemlock Woolly Adelgid, an ecologically damaging aphid, in Letchworth State Park. Areas of focus will be survey methods, ongoing impact research, and recommendations for future management practices.

Sun 26 Feb
Overwintering Mushrooms
Sunday, February 26, 2017 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Over 100 dried specimens will be available for study. The focus will be on those species that aid in the decay of wood especially the conspicuous polypores which will be presented in a new taxonomic order.
Wed 01 Mar
Fiddler's Elbow Trek
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Enjoy spectacular views of the Gardeau and Smokey Hollow Valleys.

Meet at Perry Entrance Gate. Will car pool. Bring a lunch (4.5 hours, 3.5 miles).

Thu 02 Mar
March Nature Table- Skulls and Antlers
Thursday, March 2, 2017 until Monday, March 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Come learn how to find out about an animal's lifestyle by observing its bones.
Fri 03 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Friday, March 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 04 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 04 Mar
Nearby Excursion to Genesee Valley Park
Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Explore the planting of this County Park where several of the early planting have grown big enough to be the largest in the state.

Meet at ice rink parking area off Elmwwod Ave. Bring a lunch (3 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 05 Mar
2017 Winter Lecture Series: Are There Mountain Lions in New York?
Sunday, March 5, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Are There Mountain Lions in New York? - by Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College

Join a lively discussion of the mountain lion story in New York. Van Niel will share stories and images that will shed light on this controversial topic. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions.

Sun 05 Mar
Skulls and Tracks
Sunday, March 5, 2017 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Dozens of replicas will be available for study. The focus will be on those species that can be located in our area.
Sun 05 Mar
Winter Waterfalls Walk
Sunday, March 5, 2017 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's cluthes by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight.

Meet at Inspiration Point (3 hours, 2 miles).

Mon 06 Mar
Knee High Naturalist Program
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Letchworth State Park
(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.

Thu 09 Mar
Bear Hollow Trail Trek
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Great vistas from the east bank of the Smokey Hollow Valley.

Meet at Bear Hollow (#16) Trailhead on River road 1/2 mile south of Ridge Road junction. Bring a lunch (4 hours, 3 miles).

Fri 10 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 11 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sun 12 Mar
2017 Winter Lecture Series: Rochester Young Birders
Sunday, March 12, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Rochester Young Birders - by Nicholas Kachala and Robert Buckert

Nick and Robert, members of the Young Birders Club of the Rochester Birding Association, will talk about their experiences as young birders. They will share their own photos from their birding outings, and recount great stories of Muck Races, Big Days and life birds. Great program for kids!

Thu 16 Mar
March Nature Table- Maple Sugaring
Thursday, March 16, 2017 until Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Discover the process of making maple syrup, a sweet seasonal favorite.
Fri 17 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 18 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sun 19 Mar
2017 Winter Lecture Series: Animal Sounds
Sunday, March 19, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Animal Sounds - by Jim Pomeroy, Biologist

There are many squawks, hisses, chirps and tweets to be heard out in the wild. Biologist Jim Pomeroy will introduce you to some of the "calls of the wild," and reveal what animals make those sounds.

Mon 20 Mar
Knee High Naturalist Program
Monday, March 20, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Letchworth State Park
(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.

Wed 22 Mar
Mt. Morris Canyon- West Trek
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

View floodplain scenes of the Northern End of Letchworth State Park, downstream of the Mt. Morris Dam.

Meet at Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch (3.5 miles, 3 miles).

Wed 22 Mar
Signs of Spring Walk
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walk will explore forest and field in search of vernal greetings.

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. May car pool (3 hours, 2 miles).

Fri 24 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 25 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sun 26 Mar
Search for Hidden Creatures
Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Explore the world of insect ecology and discover signs of insects at work. Find mysterious plant galls and study insect feeding behaviors.

Meet at Castile Entrance gate. May car pool. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 26 Mar
2017 Winter Lecture Series: The World of Trout
Sunday, March 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

The World of Trout - by Mary Ronan, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Join Mary Ronan, environmental educator with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as she explores the world of freshwater invertebrates that make up the intricate ecosystems of our local trout streams and rivers. Discover their unique relationships, complex life cycles, and amazing adaptations for survival.

Sun 26 Mar
Moss & Lichens
Sunday, March 26, 2017 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Dozens of specimens will be available for study. The focus will be on those species that can be located on trees.
Fri 31 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 01 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.