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 2017 Nature Programs

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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!

Hike For Your Health:

With the winding down of summer, we will be suspending our by-monthly “Hike for your Health” walks until next spring/summer.  Be sure to watch for new times and days for the 2017 season!   Don’t miss our second annual “Hike for Your Health” New Year’s Day hike at Lillibridge preserve on January 1st!  Have a wonderful fall and winter!    

 

June

10th- Wild About Nature   Start Time: 10 am  Program Length: 2 hrs.

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided hike is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts.   Location:  Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Road, Portville, NY.  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, June 8th on the Programs Calendar at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org , contact the office at 716-933-0187 or register at the time of the program.   Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

17th- Witty Woods Walk Scavenger Hunt   Time: 10 am to 2 pm (You may visit anytime between these hours as the event is not timed and is self-paced) 

 Take a healthy walk while searching for some unusual “nature” items.  You will be given a map to follow along with a checklist of fun things to find.  Bring a camera to snap a photo of each witty item. The scavenger hunt trail is about a 1 mile in length. Upon completion, you will receive a prize and be eligible for a drawing for passes to Sky High Adventure Park in Ellicottville, NY.  This activity is fun for all ages!

Extreme weather conditions would result in program cancellation.  Otherwise, rain or shine, the event will go on!  This event will be held at:  Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  This program is FREE to the public. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations are not necessary.  For more information contact Pfeiffer Nature Center Administration Office 716-933-0187 or visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org.

This event is a “Save the Date” for our newly-formatted Woods Walk event this same weekend in June 2018!  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

July

1st- Rhythm In Nature- Saturday Night Drumming with Lantern Light    Start Time:  7:45 pm  Program Length: 1.5 hrs.

What can be more “de-stressing” than drumming?   The side effects of drumming are many: focus and clarity, enhanced creativity, energy, pain reduction and happiness. Mary K Sturdevant, Certified Music Practitioner, Song Writer, Ceremony Facilitator and Laughter Therapist will lead the drum circle as a heart-centered musician using handmade indigenous instruments, rain sticks and a sacred heartbeat drum. Some drums and shakers will be available to use but if you have your own drum, feel free to bring it along.  This relaxing experience will be enhanced with the ambiance of lantern light.

This one-time event will be held at Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee: $15 for non-members, $10 for members.  This program is best suited for adults and children 12 & up.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.   Thunder and lightning would result in cancellation.  Please bring your own folding chair.  Register by 4pm, Thursday, June 29th 2017.  Sign up on the Programs Calendar on 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.

15th-Pfeiffer Fun in Portville!   10 am-5 pm  

Pfeiffer Nature Center is excited to share with you at Portville Heritage Day!  Be sure to visit our booth to discover what upcoming nature adventures are in store for you.  Also come to visit us at the cabin open house!   Heritage Day is always “Good, old fashioned fun for everyone!”  The location is downtown Portville.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

15th-  Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House  10 am-1 pm 

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!  Joshua Roth from the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will also be with us to share the story of the area’s rich lumbering history and the care of neighboring forests.  If you missed our Witty Woods Walk Scavenger Hunt, this fun nature walk will be available as well!  This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770. This activity is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.    For more information visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenterorg or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

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