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September 2016| October 2016

September 2016

Citizen Science: Early Birders
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7:30 AM
Come 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 Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Guided Walk: Sounds of Summer
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 3, 10:00 AM
Listen carefully as we walk along the Bird Watchers Path and Old Field Trail. We will use our "deer ears" to hear all manner of sounds, from wind and rain, to frogs, insects, and birds. What is making that racket? For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Spiders: What's in Your Web?
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM
Spiders are amazing predators that are skilled in stealth, camouflage and engineering. We will search for spiders and their webs on this guided walk. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Woods Walk: Working on the Food Chain Gang
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 PM
Join a guided nature walk to learn about who eats what in the woods. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Family Fun: Fall Hawk Migration
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 10, 2:00 PM
Woodland hawks can be very secretive. Even our common Red-tailed Hawks are generally viewed only one or two at a time. But from late August into December, hundreds of thousands of hawks leave their northern breeding territories to wing their way to their southern wintering grounds. This indoor program will help you identify hawks in flight, suggest places to view hawk migration, and prepare you to enjoy this seasonal phenomenon. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Family Fun: Insects Alive
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM
Late summer and early autumn are excellent for observing insects. Join us as we explore the fields for grasshoppers, beetles, mantids and more. Classify insects into families by looking at their identifying features, and discover the wonderful adaptations each has to aid its survival. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Birding 101: Class #9
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 24, 2:30 PM
Learn about birds of prey-raptors and owls. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

October 2016

Family Full: Hunter's Moon Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Monday, October 17, 7:30 PM
Join us for a walk and talk on the trails as we view the full moon and observe some nocturnal critters. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Owl Prowl
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM
Learn about our local owls, and listen for their calls on a walk in the woods. Program sponsored by Friends of Reinstein to raise funds for purchasing new owl mounts. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Fee = $4 per person; $2 per person for Friends of Reinstein Woods members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Nature Myths
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM
Bats are blind, cottonwood makes you sneeze...how many nature myths do you believe? Separate fact from fiction on this guided walk. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Birding 101: Class #10
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, October 22, 2:30 PM
Learn about winter residents-birds that actually migrate to our area for the winter season. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.