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September 2017 | October 2017

September 2017

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM
There's a reason the Beaver Tree Trail is a favorite of families visiting Five Rivers. There's always something exciting to see! Join us as explore for recent beaver activity, watch for the Great Blue Heron, and keep our eyes open for turtles. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Full Moon Adventure
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Enjoy the light of the moon as we search for critters of the night while following a nocturnal scavenger hunt. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - I BIRD NY - Citizen Science: Early Birders
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the visitor center. After a brief introduction, we'll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call 518-475-0291. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Rodents
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Rodents, such as mice, squirrels, beaver and porcupine, are fascinating mammals. They are an abundant and varied group, but all have incisors that constantly grow and are kept short by gnawing. Signs of these animals are often overlooked. Join us for an introduction indoors, followed by an outdoor walk to look for signs of their activities and to learn about the types of rodents found at Five Rivers and elsewhere in New York State. We will make a squirrel feeder for you to bring home. For more information, call 518-475-0291. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birdwatching Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods
web page.

Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: The Fruit Foragers
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
In the fall berries and other fruit hang on the bushes and trees that line the trails at Five Rivers. Would you like to know more about these colorful additions to the landscape? Join us on this outdoor guided walk to discover more about nature's edible decorations and the animals that eat them. This informative stroll will be about a mile long and on relatively flat terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Open House: Animals of the Front Room
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers? Do you wonder what Argo the owl's favorite food is, or which birds visit the feeders and what makes them special? Join us to ask questions about the critters in Five Rivers' front room, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the live animals on display. Drop in during the afternoon; staff will be on hand to answer your questions. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
We'll take a walk along the Beaver Tree Trail to see what the beaver are up to. We'll watch for turtles, ducks and other critters that share this habitat as we check the status of the beavers' dam and lodge.
For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Turtles
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Explore the world of turtles at Reinstein Woods, and meet our captive wood and painted turtles. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: The Fruit Foragers
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
In the fall berries and other fruit hang on the bushes and trees that line the trails at Five Rivers. Would you like to know more about these colorful additions to the landscape? Join us on this outdoor guided walk to discover more about nature's edible decorations and the animals that eat them. This informative stroll will be about a mile long and on relatively flat terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #9
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Learn how to identify the different raptors (birds of prey) found in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

October 2017

Five Rivers - Nightlife
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM
This program will explore the nighttime world through the ears and eyes of the animals that dwell in this mysterious realm. Join us on this mile-long walk as we learn about nocturnal animals through games, stories and our own nocturnal senses. This program is suitable for ages six years and up. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - HMBC Guided Program: Fall Migration
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Explore Five Rivers' trails with members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and watch for some of the many avian species found here this season. Details for this guided walk are at Hudson Mohawk Bird Club website (link leaves DEC website) For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #10
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Aliens!
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.