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Sun 09 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, December 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Sun 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visits: Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B Area)
Sunday, December 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Visitor Center. Meet at 10am (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.
Thu 13 Dec
Home Ecologist- Mammals of Letchworth State Park Ages 12+
Thursday, December 13, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 - 12. Each month will focus on a different theme, with four programs per month. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Registration: Optional
Fri 14 Dec
Friday Frolic with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Friday, December 14, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

11am (2-3 hours, on site or nearby) on a dozen Fridays. October, November, December (except, Elijah Kruger on October 5th and 26th).

Come share some of Douglas’s 45+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the Humphrey Nature Center, it’s 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 and spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items.

Sat 15 Dec
44th Annual Letchworth Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

All day. Interested persons will be searching a 15 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 15th for territory assignment.
Registration: Required
Sat 15 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Sat 15 Dec
Bishop Woods Loop Trail: December Trail Hikes at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 15, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays at 1pm, 1 and a half hours, 1-2 miles. General nature hikes on trails that leave from the center.

Sun 16 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Mon 17 Dec
Knee-High Naturalists Program by Volunteer Annie O’Reilly at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, December 17, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mondays at 10:30am (1 hour, on site). October 15th & 29th, November 12th & 26th, December 3rd & 17th.

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: Optional
Mon 17 Dec
Home Ecologist- Mammals of Letchworth State Park Ages 6-12
Monday, December 17, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 - 12. Each month will focus on a different theme, with four programs per month. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Registration: Optional
Wed 19 Dec
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper.

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.

Thu 20 Dec
Home Ecologist- Mammals of Letchworth State Park Ages 6-12
Thursday, December 20, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 - 12. Each month will focus on a different theme, with four programs per month. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Registration: Optional
Fri 21 Dec
Friday Frolic with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Friday, December 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

11am (2-3 hours, on site or nearby) on a dozen Fridays. October, November, December (except, Elijah Kruger on October 5th and 26th).

Come share some of Douglas’s 45+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the Humphrey Nature Center, it’s 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 and spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items.

Fri 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walks: Equinox Sunset
Friday, December 21, 2018 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

 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 toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper.

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.

Sat 22 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Sat 22 Dec
Pine Loop Trail: December Trail Hikes at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 22, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays at 1pm, 1 and a half hours, 1-2 miles. General nature hikes on trails that leave from the center.

Sun 23 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, December 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Fri 28 Dec
Friday Frolic with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Friday, December 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

11am (2-3 hours, on site or nearby) on a dozen Fridays. October, November, December (except, Elijah Kruger on October 5th and 26th).

Come share some of Douglas’s 45+ years of experiences at Letchworth State Park. We will explore the Humphrey Nature Center, it’s 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 and spiders), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items.

Sat 29 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Sat 29 Dec
Inspiration Point Loop Trail: December Trail Hikes at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 29, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays at 1pm, 1 and a half hours, 1-2 miles. General nature hikes on trails that leave from the center.

Sun 30 Dec
Project Freederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm November 10th through December 30th. This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab or 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.
Tue 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center for all hike options

Hike #1 – Families with younger children. Letchworth CSI – Who Done It?: Journey on a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain to observe frozen bogs and Trout Pond.

Hike #2 – Exploratory Walk. Winter Wander Between Ponds: Using deer trails and other paths, this 1 ½ mile journey explores the area between Trout Pond and Pine Pond.

Hike #3 – Families with older children. Exotic Trees from Other Lands and State & National Champions: Two-mile loop to Inspiration Point, the Glen Iris Fountain and Middle Falls with more than 200' descent and 200' ascent along trails, roads and stairs.

Hike #4 – Faster paced, longest hike. Winter Hike to View the Great Bend: Three or more mile outing to view the park's deepest canyon from several vantage points along the Gorge Trail.

Sun 02 Jun
WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit with various live animals throughout the day. Hear interpretation about the animals and visit an array of high quality vendors specializing in nature based crafts. In collaboration with the WILDLIFE EDUCATORS COALITION. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Trailside Lodge area and The Humphrey Nature Center.