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August 2018 | September 2018

August 2018

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Turtle Trek
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Five Rivers is a great place to watch turtles! Visitors will enjoy a short indoor presentation followed by a guided walk around Beaver Pond, where a variety of turtles are often observed. Appropriate for all ages. NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Ribbit, Slither, Croak!
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org or call 716-683-5959. 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 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. 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 - Wildlife Walk
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This relaxed outdoor stroll is designed to enhance your knowledge of the natural world. Join us on Five Rivers' trails to look and listen for signs of wildlife. Learn more about the fascinating birds, turtles and mammals we hope to encounter along the way. Binoculars will enhance the experience, so please bring them if you have them. NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: Vlomankill Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This trail is one of the coolest on the property. In summer, the shade from our giant hemlock trees creates a lovely cooling effect. Join us to walk alongside the Vlomankill stream and look and listen for wildlife along this scenic route. We will stop briefly to check out the Miller Meadow and look and listen for the abundant wildlife that in summer calls this field home. NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

September 2018

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Early Birders
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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 518-475-0291. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Turtles
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Explore the woods to look for turtles, and visit with Reinstein Woods' two rescue turtles, Clover and Clementine. Registration required; call 716-683-5959. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - 18th Annual Fall Festival
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! Call 716-683-5959, or see www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html for more information. No registration required. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Family-Oriented Environmental Celebration - Fall Festival
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks and more. Enjoy opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for "backyard bass," and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners...all absolutely free of charge! There will also be live music from local band Diva and the Dirty Boys, as well as sales of refreshments, plants and birdseed. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #9
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Learn how to identify the different raptors (birds of prey) 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 - Full Moon Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Search for nocturnal animals and seasonal constellations under the first full moon of fall. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Five Rivers - Birds for Beginners
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM
If you have always wanted to learn the basics of bird watching come to this hour-and-a half talk and
trek to discover a new and fascinating hobby. We will begin indoors to discover things you never
knew about binoculars and bird books. We will then head out on Five Rivers' relatively flat trails to learn how to identify common birds. Please bring binoculars if you have them, or we have a few we
can loan. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Five Rivers - September Stroll
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM
This relaxed walk on the Old Field and Wild Turkey trails will feature a discussion on whatever signs of wildlife come our way. Birds, bugs, tracks, scat or reptiles may be among the animals and animal
signs we discover. Enjoy the last glimpses of some of these creatures before they head south or underground to wait out the winter. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.