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Note: Due to COVID-19 health crisis, please call ahead or check the website for updates on cancellations prior to attending an event listed below.

April 2020 | May 2020

April 2020

Reinstein Woods - Full Moon Beaver Hike

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 7:30 PM

  • Celebrate International Beaver Day under the full moon with a guided walk around the wetlands of Reinstein Woods.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Reinstein Woods - Introduction to Forest Bathing
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 2:00 PM

  • Welcome the spring with the newest health trend! This walk will focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Rogers Environmental Education Center - Family Fun Program: The Birds Are Back

Rogers Environmental Education Center, Sherburne, NY
Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

  • As the days get longer and warmer, birds return for baby season. Make your own nest and decorate eggs for it while watching for our returning birds. The monthly Family Fun Program is sponsored by M&T Bank, allowing the program to be free to everyone!

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM

  • Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

Reinstein Woods - Spring Migration Bird Hike
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 9:00 AM

  • Learn about the bird migration that is underway and try to find birds that have returned from their winter vacations. We will use eBird to record our sightings.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

May 2020

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Biomimicry
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM

  • Take a guided walk to learn about ideas we "borrow" from nature. No registration required.

Reinstein Woods - Full Moon Owl Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 8:00 PM

  • Head out during the evening of a full moon on a guided walk through the woods focused on owl ecology.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Reinstein Woods - Birds and Beans
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 10:00 AM

  • Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a bird walk followed by a sampling of bird-friendly chocolates and coffee.
  • Materials fee: $2; free for Friends members.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 11:00 AM

  • Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

Reinstein Woods - AquaBlitz
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Friday, May 22 through Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Join field teams led by amateur and professional biologists to try to count as many species as possible within 24 hours at the wetlands of Reinstein Woods.
  • Registration required for some activities; call 716-683-5959 for more information or to sign up.

Reinstein Woods - Citizen Science Training: Hummingbird Watch
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 11:00 AM

  • Become a volunteer and learn how to count hummingbirds sipping nectar at feeders and flowers at Reinstein Woods. For adults only.
  • Registration required; call 716-683-5959.