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July 2016 | August 2016

July 2016

Reinstein Woods - Dragons in Your Backyard at Evangola State Park
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 2, 10:00 AM
Discover the fascinating lives of dragonflies and damselflies on this guided walk. Note: This program takes place at Evangola 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 - Woods Walk: Nature Photography
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 9, 11:00 AM
Bring your camera and join a guided nature walk through the woods to take photos of plants and animals. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Family Fun: What's so Special about a Bird?
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 AM
Our feathered friends are pretty amazing! Which New York bird has been seen diving to depths of 600 feet in the ocean? What is it about crossbills that makes them special? Which bird has a six-inch tongue? An indoor program, with some hands on activities. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Five Rivers - Summer Evenings Together: Birds and Bird Watching
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Monday through Friday, July 11 - July 15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, rain or shine
For parents with children ages 9 to 13, One Session, limited to 8 families
You can observe a lot just by watching. And if you watch carefully, birds will tell you who they are, where they live, how they live and what you can do to help conserve them. Daily field observations will be supplemented by hands-on activities such as making bird houses, bird feeders, keeping a field checklist, and more. Main topics will include bird anatomy; bird flight and migration; food and foraging; eggs, nests and breeding behavior; and conservation. Savvy tips on things you can do at home to help conserve birds will provided. Fee: One Adult + One Child + Materials Fee
FOFR Members $55.00, Non Members $65.00, $ 5.00 for each additional registered child Go to Friends of Five Rivers for complete information, including fees and a registration form. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Beaver Tree Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM
A favorite with families, this trail features several scenic overlooks and close approaches to Beaver Pond, with excellent opportunities to enjoy seasonal flora and fauna and the beaver lodge. Join us as we watch for beaver, muskrats, turtles and their neighbors. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

Reinstein Woods - Volunteer Pond Life and Frog ID Program
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM
Learn how to identify creatures in our ponds. This program is for Reinstein Woods's volunteers or those who would like to become volunteers. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Bird Walk for Kids
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 PM
Take a walk to look for birds by the ponds and in the woods. Parent or caregiver must accompany child. For children ages 6-12. 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
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 PM
Meet the thrush family, some of the most beautiful songsters of the bird world. For adults only. 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
Wednesday, July 27, 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 - Secret Lives of Moths
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, July 28, 8:00 PM
The night offers a different world of insects that is rarely explored. Join us as we search for moths that are attracted by light and scent. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Fairy Houses at Amherst State Park
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, July 30, 10:00 AM
Join a naturalist from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in creating a "house" to attract nature's fairies- butterflies! Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children ages 5 to 10. 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.

August 2016

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Animal Tracks and Signs
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, August 6, 11:00 AM
Join a guided nature walk through the woods to look for tracks and traces of local wildlife. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Full Moon Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, August 18, 8:30 PM
Join us for a walk under the moonlight and help us spot nocturnal pollinators at the Woods. 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 #8
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, August 27, 2:30 PM
Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Bird Watching Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, August 30, 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.