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 2018 Nature Programs

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* Night Sky TourNight Sky Tour

Program Start Time: 9:15 pm Program Length: 1 3/4 hrs. Location: Lillibridge Property. Details found on "Calendar of Events" below the calendar.

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* WeddingWedding

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* 20th Anniversary Party 20th Anniversary Party

***********************Time: 6-8 pm Location: The Pavilion at Lillibridge. See details found on "Calendar of Events" below the calendar

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* Magnificent Mushrooms! Magnificent Mushrooms!

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* Yoga at the PavilionYoga at the Pavilion

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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!

 

 Lillibridge Pavilion Outdoor Summer Yoga with Jessie Lampack Slattery!

Join us for a monthly yoga gathering this Summer.  $10 yoga from 5:30-6:30pm, all levels welcome.  An optional “bring a dish to pass” potluck picnic will occur after yoga if you’d like to stay.   Be mindful this is a carry-in/carry-out property so you will be taking your trash home!  Bring water, a yoga mat, and perhaps an old towel for underneath to protect your mat. This event will be cancelled only in the event of severe weather, a light rain won’t stop us!  Family members not participating in yoga are invited to wander the trails and meet back up for the picnic. Dogs must be leashed, and children must be supervised.  Monday evenings: June 18th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 10th, and October 1st.  See www.facebook.com/hometownyoga for more info.

August

Night Sky Tour!

Saturday, August 4th    Start Time: 9:15pm   Program Length: 1 3/4 hrs.

Enjoy a laser guided tour of the constellations with night sky guide Greg Snowman. Hear the legends and myths that surround these patterns in the night sky. Later, enjoy views through telescopes to observe other deep space objects such as galaxies, star clusters, nebula and planets.  We will take the first 15 minutes of our program to allow our eyes adjust to the darkness.  Any handheld lights should be covered with red cellophane or a red filter. This will help preserve visitor’s night vision during the program. Please bring your own comfortable seating or blanket.  This event will be held if cloudy or clear but will be canceled due to rain.  If the weather is questionable, call the nature center Saturday afternoon to listen to the update on the answering machine.  This event will be held at: Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.   Fee: $15 for non-members, $10 for members, ages 13 and under are free.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register by 4 pm, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.  To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 20th Anniversary Party

Thursday, August 16th 6-pm-8pm

Join us at the pavilion as we celebrate our 20th anniversary with a community picnic.  We will provide the hot dogs and invite you to bring a dish to pass. This event will be held at: Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  This program is free and open to the public.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register by 4 pm, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018.  To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

Magnificent Mushrooms!

Saturday, August 25th  Start Time:10 am Program Length: 2 hrs.

Mushrooms are a variety of fungi that produce a fleshy fruiting body and when most of us think of a mushroom, we picture a white, umbrella-shaped cap that rests precariously on a thick, grey stalk.  Mushrooms, however, come in many different shapes, sizes and colors.  Not only are they beautiful to observe, they play a fundamental role for life on earth.  Garrett Taylor, mushroom enthusiast and fun-guy, will be leading us on a hike through the woods of the Lillibridge Preserve to share interesting tidbits about the many different species of fungus that we have amongus.  This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee: $10 for non-members, $5 members, children under 13 are free.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Sign up by 4 pm, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.  To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

Yoga in the Pavilion

Monday, August 27th Class Start Time: 5:30 pm Class Length: 1 hr.

Join us for a monthly yoga gathering this Summer.  $10 yoga from 5:30-6:30pm, all levels welcome.  An optional “bring a dish to pass” potluck picnic will occur after yoga if you’d like to stay.   Be mindful this is a carry-in/carry-out property so you will be taking your trash home!  Bring water, a yoga mat, and perhaps an old towel for underneath to protect your mat. This event will be cancelled only in the event of severe weather, a light rain won’t stop us!  Family members not participating in yoga are invited to wander the trails and meet back up for the picnic. Dogs must be leashed, and children must be supervised.  Monday evenings: June 18th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 10th, and October 1st.  See www.facebook.com/hometownyoga for more info.

 

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 Nature Journaling

Saturday, September 8th  Start Time: 10 am  Program Length: 1 1/2 hrs.

Pfeiffer Nature Center is where Science, Art, and Nature come together. Pfeiffer Nature Center is honored to have local wildlife artist Jennifer Miller, 2015/2016 Federal Duck Stamp Artist and Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteer with us to explore all three at once with nature drawing/journaling! Nature drawing is the act of going outdoors and recording one’s personal observations about nature (anything from a sweeping landscape to a tiny mushroom) though the use of drawings and notes. The end result is personal enjoyment, learning, and growth as an observer of the natural world. The goal is not making “perfect art”! Because of this, anyone can do and enjoy nature journaling, regardless of artistic skill. It has been proven that drawing observed objects (regardless of skill) generates greater memory responses in the brain. Jennifer will speak about the ideas behind nature journaling, demonstrate how to observe natural objects, and encourage the group to do some nature journaling on the spot! If you wish to participate, please bring a sketchbook, journal, or even a lined or unlined notepad, along with your favorite drawing tool (pencil, pen, etc). If you have it, a travel paint kit (such as watercolors) is welcome but not required. Supplies will not be provided; please bring your own. No special supplies are needed beyond paper and pencil; after all, the end result is not “fine art”!  This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately. This event will be held at: Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.   Fee: $10 for non-members, $5 for members.  Children under 14 are free.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register by 4 pm, Thursday, September 6th, 2018. To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 2018 Photo Contest

Saturday, September 8th Start Time:12 noon  Event Length: 2 hrs.

 Are you ready for some beautiful images?  Our photo contest and show last year was so much fun that we are back again this year!  Give us a visit at either of our Pfeiffer Nature Center properties, enjoy some beautiful nature and get your photos ready!  This year we have a general category as well as a “Pfeiffer Icons” category. This contest is open to all ages.  For persons under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign the contest agreement form for participation.  The contest categories include the following:

General- Anything at a Pfeiffer property.

Pfeiffer Icons- Photos that show one of four notable “icons” that represent Pfeiffer (The Cabin, The Overlook- which is any of our three scenic overlooks, Wendy’s Tree or the Pavilion.)

You may photograph any landscape, natural element, structure or people enjoying nature!  Macro mushrooms or sweeping landscapes are equally welcome.  Plants, animals, birds, trees, landscapes, etc.. If it’s in nature at Pfeiffer, it’s good!  Simply enter your photos according to the categories listed above.  You do not need to submit photos to attend the event as the event is free and open to the public.  It is a great opportunity to visit the cabin and admire nature.  This event will be held at the Lillibridge property, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770. For more contest details and to submit photos visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org 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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