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 2018 Nature Programs

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* Pfeiffer Fall FestivalPfeiffer Fall Festival

**Program Start Time: 2 pm Program Length: 2 hrs. Location: Lilllibridge Preserve. Details found on Calendar of Events below the calendar.

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* The Beauty of BatsThe Beauty of Bats

Program Start Time: 10 am Program length: 1.5 hrs. Program Location: Portville Free Library See details 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!

 

 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.

 

 September

 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 22nd 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.

 

October

Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Saturday, October 6th Program Start Time:  2 pm.   Program Length: 2 hrs.

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!  This event is FREE to the public and will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Preregistration is required.  Register by 4 pm, Thursday, October 4th, 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.

 

An Evening of Owls 

Saturday, October 27th Program Start Time: 7 pm.  Program Length: 1&1/2 hrs. 

Halloween is the perfect time to explore the superstitions surrounding mysterious, wise old owls.  Learn about the many beautiful species of owls that we have in our neighborhoods and then set off into the woods in hopes of an up close conversation with these fascinating creatures of the night.  This event will be held at: Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Program fee: $5 non- members, free for members, free for children 13 and under.  Preregistration is required.  Register by 4 pm Thursday, October 25th.   Minors must be accompanied by an adult.   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.

 

 

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