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 2020 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!

Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 2021 Photo Contest and Show- Save the Date!!!

Sunday, September 19th 2021

Visit Pfeiffer Nature Center and start snapping your photos!

Pfeiffer Nature Center is excited to announce the return of our photo contest and show.  Get ready to create some beautiful and interesting images at the Pfeiffer Nature Center properties!  We invite photographers of all skill levels and ages to visit one or both of these properties to share their personal visual takeaways in a Photography Contest & Show on September 19th, 2021.  Yes, that’s right- 2021!  We are promoting this event in advance to give us all the opportunity to create photographs during any or all of the four seasons!  Photos from Pfeiffer properties, no matter when they were taken, are eligible for submission.  Pfeiffer locations include the Lillibridge property: 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville NY and the Eshelman Property: 1420 Yubadam Road, Portville, NY.  The Contest/Show Event will be held at the Lillibridge chestnut cabin on Sunday, September 19th, 2021.  Please visit our website for details and a submission application.  Photographs must be submitted by August 27th, 2021.   Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.


Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Saturday, November 21st   Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length: 1 hour

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as “taking in the forest atmosphere” or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for our fall seasonal offering on Saturday, November 21st from 10-11am at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center. We will meet in the parking lot and wander through the woods, taking in the wonders of this beautiful location through all five physical senses as well as our sixth, intuitive sense. Led by Jessie Lampack Slattery, local registered yoga teacher, this session of our forest bathing series will focus on giving thanks. May we all walk in gratitude for that which we are given and for that which we are not given, as well.  Finding peace in being content with what is will be our theme….

Plan to leave your phones off and cameras at home as we unplug for an hour and reset our internal systems. We will breathe and gently stretch along the way, soaking in the healing qualities of our planet. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” -Thich Nhat Hanh. Studies show that forest bathing can reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels (decrease stress), improve concentration and memory, and actually boost the immune system! This is a slower and more mindful pace than an average hike so dress appropriately for cold temperatures. Prepare to turn inward and find yourself expanding and connecting with even the trees themselves. Cost is $5 per person and can be paid at the time of the program.  Because of COVID safety measures, social distancing and masks covering your mouth and nose are required.  The group size will be limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required.  Reserve your space by e-mailing: or calling the office 716-933-0187 by Wednesday, November 18th .  Please include a contact phone number.  You will be contacted to confirm your reservation.  In the event of freezing rain or extreme temperatures, this program will be canceled.  If the weather appears questionable, look for a cancellation notice on the top of our website home page. This walk will be held at the Lillibridge property- 1974 Lillibridge road, Portville. Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding. Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.



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