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 2017 Nature Programs

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* Sugaring at Sprague'sSugaring at Sprague's

*****************************Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length : 1 1/2 hrs Program Location: Sprague's Maple Farms Details found on Calendar of Events below the Calendar

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* Discovering SnowflakesDiscovering Snowflakes

*********************************Program Start Time: 10:30 am Program Length: 1 hr. Location: Portville Free Library 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!

August

5th- Be a Pfeiffer Fido  Start Time: 10 am  Program Length 2 hrs  Location: Lillibridge Preserve

The dog days of summer are upon us!  The original phrase had nothing to do with our beloved pets.  And it has nothing to do with us lazing about because it’s too hot to do anything else!  For the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” happened when Sirius, the dog-star, appeared to rise just before the sun.  The dates for this celestial occurrence are July 3rd to August 11th.  To celebrate this cosmic event, Pfeiffer Nature Center would like to invite you and your four-legged best friend to the Lillibridge Preserve for a “dog gone great time!”  Learn about canine good citizen, obedience, and what it means to be a therapy dog from the Olean Kennel Club. Meet a police dog in training. Take your dog for a stroll along our dog treat trail and participate in the “My Dog Has Talent” contest.  All dogs must be current on vaccinations and remain on leash at all times.  This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee:  $3 per dog for members, $5 per dog for non-members.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4pm Thursday, August 3rd.  To register, click on “Register for our programs online” 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.

 

19th-  Amphibians and Reptiles- Mysterious and Misunderstood  Time: 10 am until 1 pm  Location:  Lillibridge Preserve

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Karen Moran as she shares her first-hand experiences rehabilitating these amazing creatures.  Spend time with Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteers as they share natural history and cool facts about our native frogs and salamanders.  Enjoy hands-on herpetological arts and crafts.  Visit the cabin at 10:30 am and enjoy a “talk” by local conservation biologist Robin Foster where she will discuss the hellbender, our largest salamander and “living fossil”.  Have your picture taken with SAM (short for Slimy And Misunderstood) – our human-sized hellbender mascot.  Come along for a hike led by Robin and fellow biologist Adam Haines to explore the trails of the Lillibridge preserve in search of snakes, frogs, and salamanders.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the biology and importance these animals play in our local ecosystem and how we can help support and protect them.  This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee:  Free for members and children under 13, $3 for non-members.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4 pm Thursday, August 17th.  To register, click on “Register for our programs online” 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.

September

9th- Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod   Start Time: 10 am  program Length: 2 hrs. 

When Sting released his classic “Fields of Gold” he was referring to fields of ripening barley. But if he were here in Western New York late summer, it would be hard not to apply that phrase to the expansive lush bounty of yellow gracing the roadsides and fields.  The predominate yellow flower is Goldenrod…not one, but up to fifteen different species of Goldenrod in our area. They contribute to the rich summer ecosystem. Take a walk with Pfeiffer Nature Center and explore this important and beautiful plant. The walk will include an introduction to basic botanical terms, how to use a plant identification key, hands-on experience identifying several species of Goldenrods, and a bit of fact, folklore, and fiction about this summertime beauty.   This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee:  Free for members and children under 13, $5 for non-members.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4pm Thursday, September 7th.  To register, click on “Register for our program online” 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.

 

 23rd-  4 Seasons Photo Contest and Cabin Open House Time: 2-4 pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages. For persons under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the contest agreement form for participation.  All submissions must be photographed at Pfeiffer Nature Center property.  Despite these being “time of year” themes, 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 the category based on what time of year you snapped your photo.  You do not need to submit a photo to attend the show and Cabin Open House.  This event is free and open to the public. Entry forms and details on deadlines of submission of both digital and printed photos can be found on our website under the ‘4 Seasons Photo Contest’ tab.”   This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

 

 

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