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April 2017 | May 2017

April 2017

Reinstein Woods - 101: Class #4
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Who's in the pond? Who's flying over the pond? And who's hiding in the reeds? Learn about the ducks and wetland birds of 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 - Nature Tech Adventure: Birding
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Incorporate technology with birding and learn about eBird and the Merlin bird ID app. For 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 - Family Nature Quest: Full Moon Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM
We will hike out to Flattail Lake to observe the moon and nocturnal critters by moonlight. 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.

Reinstein Woods - Aliens!
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals that have been introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders. 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, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 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.

May 2017

Five Rivers - I Bird NY: Early Birder
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. Meet in front of the Guided School Program building at 7:30 AM (next door to the new visitor center). From there, 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. Please note: Due to construction and landscaping work for the new visitor center, indoor feeder viewing and coffee will not be available.
For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291. For directions to the center, please visit the Five Rivers web page.

Reinstein Woods - Warblers for Beginners
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Join us as we learn about and look for migrating warblers, often called the butterflies of the bird world. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Basha Kill Area Association - Spring Migration Warbler Walk with John Haas
Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area, Wurtsboro, NY
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Bring binoculars. We should see an array of spring migrants including warblers, orioles, and grosbeaks. Meet at the Stop Sign Parking Area off Haven Road (from Route 209, cross Haven Road bridge and take first left just before Haven Road ends at South Road). We will move to the Nature Trail from there and finish up at the Main Boat Launch. The walk will last at least two hours. For directions to the property, please visit the Bashakill WMA web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birdwatching Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 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.

Reinstein Woods - Project Wild
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Project WILD is an award-winning program to help K-12 teachers use wildlife to teach a variety of subjects, including math, English language arts and more. Participants receive a guide with more than 100 lesson plans. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Family Nature Quest: Full Moon Mother's Day Walk
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Enjoy a relaxing nature walk on the trails during the full moon as we look for nocturnal critters by the light of the moon. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up. For directions to the center, please visit the Reinstein Woods web page.

Reinstein Woods - Birding by Ear
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Who's that singing deep in the forest or way up in the trees? Learn to identify local birds by their calls and songs. 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 - Birding 101: Class #6
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Summer resident birds only! Learn why some birds stay just for the summer and which species to look for during the upcoming summer season. 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.