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 2018 Nature Programs

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* Exploring Winter Exploring Winter

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* Bluebird box/Squirrel feederBluebird box/Squirrel feeder

********************************Program Location: Home Depot Details found on Calendar of Events below the calendar.

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All trails open dawn to dusk for your outdoor activities. Exciting and interesting events are being planned! See the ones that have been already scheduled for you below! Watch as our calendar fills and grows where science, art and nature come together!

 

February 

 3rd _ Exploring Winter!  Program Start Time: 10 am.  Program Length: 1.5 hrs.

Snowshoe hares have over sized feet which enable them to move quickly on top of the snow’s surface.  Come try out your snowshoeing skills on the white powder of the Lillibridge Preserve!  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland.  This walk is for both the novice and advanced alike.  If there is no snow, join us for a winter stroll among the trees in the old growth forest.  This event will be held at:  Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  This program is FREE to the public.  There is no fee to borrow traditional snowshoes but they are in limited supply so contact Pfeiffer Nature Center to reserve your pair by Thursday, February 1st.  The traditional snowshoes are one size fits all and are recommended for ages 13 and up.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.   To make reservations for snowshoes,  click on “Register for our programs on line” above or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

17th- Bluebird Nest Box and Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder Building

Program Start Time:  10 am-11 am OR 11 am-12 noon   Program length: 1 hour per time slot

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder OR BOTH!   Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals.  Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead the construction activities. This program will take place at the Home Depot, Olean.   Pre-registration is required and can be done through Pfeiffer Nature Center by 4 pm, Thursday, February 15th.  Reservations are limited and are on a “first come first serve basis”.  Program fee: $10 per nest box or squirrel feeder and group of builders (1-3 participants per group).  Children must be accompanied by adults.  To register,  click on “Register for our programs on line” above or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

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3rd- Western New York Frogs and the Hellbender Salamander

Program Start Time: 10:30 am   Program Length: 1 hr.

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York.  They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments. Holly and Tami are both contributors to the Frog Watch USA Citizen Scientists Program which trains volunteers to monitor frog populations in given areas.  This program is important as the frog population has experienced a decline in recent years.  Holly will also share interesting facts about the native hellbender salamander. This event will be held at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.  Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members and free for children 13 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4 PM, Thursday, March 1st, 2018.  To register,  click on “Register for our programs on line” above or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

24th- The Importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability

Program Start Time: 11:30 am   Program Length: 1 hr.

Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna.  Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.   Learn from plant expert, Kathleen Contrino which native varietals of plants, bushes and trees such as milkweeds, spice bushes and oaks provide the best chances for success. As spring is upon us, this is the perfect opportunity to start plotting out what to put into our gardens!  This event will be held at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.  Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members and free for children 13 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4 PM, Thursday, March 22nd, 2018.  To register,  click on “Register for our programs on line” above or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

 

 

 

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