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December2018 | January 2019

December 2018

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Ingenuity of Animal Survival in Winter
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Join a guided nature walk through the woods and learn about animals' winter survival adaptations. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Service Road Loop
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM
We'll ramble along the Service Road, with stops at the ponds and marshes along the way. We'll see how the wildlife that uses these waterbodies is preparing for the coming winter. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Owl Prowl
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Join center staff and bird experts from the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club as we survey owls at Five Rivers. Field parties will visit likely owl roosts, then gather to compare findings. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 28. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Sleepy Time
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Some animals stay active during the winter. Others settle in for a long-term snooze. Come take a short walk with us as we look for signs of animals preparing for the cold months ahead and talk about their survival tactics. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Snowshoe Walk at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a guided snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Note: This program is being held at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Basom, NY. If no snow, program will be rescheduled on January 19, 2019. Snowshoe rental: $5. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Migrate, Adapt or Die
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Join a guided nature walk through the woods and learn about ways that animals survive the winter season. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Winter Wildlife
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Look for signs of who is out and about in the winter woods and discover how animals survive the cold. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Snowshoe Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Join us for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as we look for signs of wildlife. Snowshoe rental: $5/$2 for Friends members. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

January 2019

Five Rivers - New Year's Day Bird Count
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join bird experts from the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for the 38th annual New Year's Day survey. Over the years, seventy-one different species have been found at Five Rivers on Albany's First Morning. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM
A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-holiday blahs! Teams of kids will compete to see who can find the most birds during 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided. For more information call 716-683-5959. Registration required, register online at http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: What's Out in the Winter?
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Join a guided nature walk through the woods to search for winter-active animals. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #1
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Join us for a bird identification adventure! Learn how to identify common birds and how to properly use binoculars. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.