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June 2018 | July 2018

June 2018

Five Rivers - National Trails Day: Wild Turkey Trial
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM
This two-mile hike takes visitors along the edge of Five Rivers' largest field and into the forest. We'll look for deer, bobolinks and eastern bluebirds along the way. Sturdy shoes recommended. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - National Trails Day: Walk the Service Loop
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM
This 1.5-mile dirt road traverses forest, field, and wetlands. We'll look for rabbits, waterfowl, warblers, and flowers as we explore. Bring your binoculars. There are a few pair available at the visitor center on a first come first serve basis. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Get Outdoors Day
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Join Reinstein Woods and the towns of Cheektowaga and Amherst for a day of outdoor fun. Learn a new skill, including archery, camping, birdwatching or geocaching. Kids can enjoy face painting, nature play stations and games. Nature walks, food trucks, and more! No registration required for this free event. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959.For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Darting Dragonflies
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Join us indoors to learn about these beautiful insects and how they maneuver through our wetlands. Crafts for the whole family will be included. Then we'll go outside to explore our ponds as we search for nymphs and adult dragonflies. Wear rubber boots or old shoes that can get wet. No open-toed shoes please. Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 13 to register. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #6
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Which woodpecker am I? Learn how to identify the different woodpeckers 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.

Reinstein Woods - Birdwatching Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, June 20, 2008 at 6:30 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 - National Pollinator Week: Bats for Kids
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Not everyone loves bats, but did you know they provide very important functions. Bats around the world disperse seeds, catch insects and pollinate many plants that provide food we like to eat. Come and learn more about these amazing animals through a presentation, games and crafts. If weather permits, we will then head outside to count the bats as they emerge from Five Rivers' very own bat barn. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Fishing
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Celebrate New York State's annual free fishing weekend by joining us for a parent and child catch-and-release fishing clinic. Volunteers from the Albany County Conservation Alliance will share information about fishing equipment, techniques, regulations, consumption advisories and good places to fish. Bring gear if you've got it; we have a limited number of rods and reels available for loan. Parents and children must accompany each other. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 21 to register. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Wetland Band at Great Baehre Swamp
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp. For children ages 3-12. Note: This program takes place at Great Baehre Swamp in Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Full Moon Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Search for nocturnal animals and seasonal constellations under the first full moon of summer. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Bluebirds
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Our New York State Bird, the eastern bluebird, is recovering, thanks to the bluebird nest box program. Learn more about this beautiful bird and its amazing recovery in this presentation on bluebirds and other nest box inhabitants. If weather permits we will then venture outside to look for eastern bluebirds and other nest box inhabitants on Five Rivers nest box trails. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

July 2018

Reinstein Woods - Living Landscapes: Birds & Butterflies
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM
The right plants can make a yard come alive with birds and butterflies. Explore what you can do to attract these animals to your yard, or even your porch or patio. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Jewels of The Sky at Billy Wilson Park
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM
On this guided walk we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight. Note: This program will be held at Billy Wilson Park, Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Going Batty!
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Creek Critters at Amherst State Park
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater on this hike along Ellicott Creek. Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #7
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Search for sparrows in the woods, and learn about the eight species that visit here. 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 - Birdwatching Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:30 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.