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Thu 29 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will highlight more autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Wed 28 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Gardeau Valley Loop
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Mon 26 Sep
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM by volunteer Annie O’Reilly
Monday, September 26, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
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) 493-3682.
Sun 25 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 25, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 21 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Smokey Hollow Loop
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Tue 20 Sep
HOME ECOLOGIST Tier 3 Program: Managing Land for Wildlife
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 01:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting lower-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Sun 18 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 18, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Sat 17 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Fri 16 Sep
HOME ECOLOGIST Tier 2 Program: Monarch Butterflies: Our Mexican Connection
Friday, September 16, 2022 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting lower-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Thu 15 Sep
Plant Walks: Edible Plant Walk
Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on edible and medicinal plants.
Wed 14 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Upper St. Helena Loop
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Mon 12 Sep
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM by volunteer Annie O’Reilly
Monday, September 12, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
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) 493-3682.
Sun 11 Sep
Nature Walks: Genesee Valley Canal Trail –Locks Section
Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Sat 10 Sep
Letchworth Outdoor Recreation Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This event highlights outdoor recreation opportunities in Letchworth State Park and the surrounding Genesee Valley region. The day's events include a schedule of various outdoor activities for patrons to try. Outdoor recreation vendors will be onsite 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. HNC/Trailside Lodge Area. Call (585) 493-3680 for more details.
Thu 08 Sep
Animal Walks: Dusk at a Beaver Pond
Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers.
Wed 07 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Shelf Island Loop
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Tue 06 Sep
HOME ECOLOGIST Tier 1 Program: Butterfly Life Cycles
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting lower-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Mon 05 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 5, 2022 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.
Mon 05 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed -The Story of the Park
Monday, September 5, 2022 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point.
Mon 05 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 5, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk along the changing path of the Lower Falls. Muddy spots and lots of steps.
Sun 04 Sep
Nature Walks: Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 4, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Thu 01 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Growing Crescent Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 1, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Pine Pond.
Wed 31 Aug
Animal Walks: Insect Safari
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on insects and spiders.
Fri 26 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 26, 2022 until Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
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 begin on Thursday, August 25.
Wed 24 Aug
LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH SERIES
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This year's theme is "An Ever-changing Park". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center.
Sun 21 Aug
NATURE UP CLOSE: Aster and Goldenrod Workshop
Sunday, August 21, 2022 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
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.
Thu 18 Aug
Tributary Treks: Dishmill Creek
Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch (4 hours, 2 miles).
Wed 17 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Sun 14 Aug
Nature Walks: Birch Trail
Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Thu 11 Aug
Crepuscular Walks: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Wed 10 Aug
LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH SERIES
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This year's theme is "An Ever-changing Park". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center.
Sun 07 Aug
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks
Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Sat 06 Aug
Nature Walks: Big Flats Trail
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch.
Thu 04 Aug
Tributary Treks: Silver Lake Outlet
Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Wed 03 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Sat 30 Jul
Nature Walks: Lee’s Landing
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Thu 28 Jul
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Wed 27 Jul
LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH SERIES
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This year's theme is "An Ever-changing Park". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center.
Sun 24 Jul
Nature Walks: Highbanks Trail
Sunday, July 24, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Thu 21 Jul
Tributary Treks: Upper Wolf Creek
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Sun 17 Jul
NATURE UP CLOSE: Fern Workshop
Sunday, July 17, 2022 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Study the structure and form of dozens of ferns and their allies. Dried specimens will be available to contrast and compare their features. This is an excellent primer for Fern Walks on August 3 & 17.
Sat 16 Jul
Nature Walks: Kisil Point Trail
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Thu 14 Jul
Animal Walks: Creek Critters
Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the myriad of animals that use freshwater streams.
Wed 13 Jul
LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH SERIES
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This year's theme is "An Ever-changing Park". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Sun 10 Jul
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on boletes and other mycorrhizal fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature Walks: Gorge Trail
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Wed 06 Jul
Animal Walks: Dance of the Dragonfly.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on dragonflies and damselflies.
Sun 03 Jul
NATURE UP CLOSE: Dragonfly Workshop
Sunday, July 3, 2022 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Study the types and lifestyles of the Park's many species of dragonflies and damselflies. Images and a video of many of the common species will be viewed. Also take note of the Dragonfly Walk on July 6.
Sat 02 Jul
Animal Walks: Butterfly Beauties.
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on butterflies and moths. NOTE: The thirty-eighth annual July Butterfly Count that is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association will be held on July 2nd in Letchworth State Park. Experienced butterfly watchers wishing to participate on an informal count may contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493- 3625. Rain date is July 3.