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 2019 Nature Programs

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* Pfeiffer Fall FestivalPfeiffer Fall Festival

Event Times: 1 pm-2:30 pm or 3 pm-4:30 pm Event Location: Lillibridge Property, 1974 Lillibridge Rd,. Portville NY Details found on "Calendar of Events" below the calendar.

* Private functionPrivate function

Pavilion Reserved 11 am-2 pm


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!



Phone Photography at Pfeiffer Nature Center


Summer Yoga with Jessie Lampack Slattery

Monday, September 9th Start Time: 5:30 pm Class Length: 1 hr.

Enjoy the many benefits of yoga while absorbing the beauty of nature at this outdoor yoga class.  Location: The Pavilion at Lillibridge, 1974 Lillibridge Rd., Portville NY .  Fee:  $10.  All Levels Welcome.  Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy following the class.  Friends and family not wishing to participte in yoga may walk the trails and join us for the picnic.  Rain is fine, but class will be canceled in the event of severe weather.  See for more information or text Jessie @ 716-378-7720.

Pfeiffer Nature Center 2019 Photo Contest

Saturday, September 14th   Show Start Time: 1 pm.  Show End Time:  3 pm. 

Visit Pfeiffer Nature Center soon and start snapping some pictures to enter in the contest. 

Are you ready to create some beautiful images?   The Pfeiffer Nature Center properties are local natural wonders that provide unique and timeless photo opportunities.  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 Show & Event on September 14th, 2019.  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 show will be held at the Lillibridge chestnut cabin on Saturday, September 14th.  Please visit our website for a contest application and details.   Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

Pie In The Pavilion & Photography Exhibit

Saturday, September 14th  Event Start Time: 1 pm.  Event End Time: 3 pm. 

Join us for “Pie in the Pavilion” at the 2019 Pfeiffer Nature Center Photo Contest.  While you view the photograph contest entries, treat yourself to refreshments and a slice of homemade pie or cake.  Desserts will be served on a fine china plate that will be yours to keep.  After eyeing your favorite Pfeiffer Photograph, be sure to place your vote in the “Public’s Choice Category” to arrive at a winner.  Results for the Flora, Fauna, Pfeiffer Icons and Best of Show categories will also be revealed at the event.  If you would like to enter in the photo contest, please visit our website at for more details and a contest application.  This event is free for those who have submitted photographs for the contest and $5 per person for non-contest participants. Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.  Pre-register by Thursday, September 12th
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.

Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Monday, September 16th  Program Start Time: 6:30 pm 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 the first of our potentially seasonal offering on Monday September 16th from 6:30-7:30pm 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, and finish with witnessing the sunset. Led by Jessie Lampack Slattery, local registered yoga teacher, our Forest bathing series begins this September and we hope to see it continue as the year shifts with the seasons. This program is open to all ages as long as your child can remain quiet in order to allow all participants to reap the healing benefits of such an experience. 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 the Earth. 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 prepare to turn inward and find yourself expanding and connecting with even the trees themselves. Cost is $5 per person.  Pre-registration is not required.  “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” -Thich Nhat Hanh. In event of rain, this program will be moved to Monday September 23rd.  If the weather appears questionable, look for a change of date notice on the top of our website home page.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.


Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th Program Start Time: 1- 2:30 or 3-4:30 pm. Program Length: 1.5 hr. per time slot.  Please arrive promptly at the beginning of your time slot

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 4pm, Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.  Reservations are limited and are on a “first come first serve basis”.  To register, click on “register for our programs on line” 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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