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Thu 01 Dec
Nature Table – Tree Bark at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, December 1, 2016 until Tuesday, December 13, 2016 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Now that deciduous trees have lost their leaves, the tree's bark may still give away its identity. Explore the incredible diversity of tree bark in Letchworth State Park. Presentations daily at 3:30pm, but the Nature Table is available for viewing all day. Nature Table themes and hands-on artifacts change periodically.

Fri 09 Dec
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Sat 10 Dec
Tree Bark Hike at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

How well do you know your trees? Can you pick out a black cherry tree just by looking at its bark? Join a naturalist on a walk in the woods to learn trees and their bark.

Sat 10 Dec
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 10, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Sat 10 Dec
Crepuscular Walks- Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Saturday, December 10, 2016 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2-3 hours, 1-2 miles) In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight." Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

-Meet at Trailside Lodge

Sun 11 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visits- Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B area)
Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Visitor Center (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Sun 11 Dec
Winter Bird Walk at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Get ready for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count with this guided bird walk along the trails of the Humphrey Nature Center. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Wed 14 Dec
Nature Table – Evergreens at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 until Saturday, December 31, 2016 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Evergreens abound in Letchworth State Park, and provide a wonderful backdrop for falling snow. Learn about the pines, spruces, firs, cedars, and hemlocks that help make winter such a beautiful season. Presentations daily at 3:30pm, but the Nature Table is available for viewing all day. Nature Table themes and hands-on artifacts change periodically.

Fri 16 Dec
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, December 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Sat 17 Dec
42nd Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3625

Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 17 for territory assignment.
Sat 17 Dec
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 17, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Wed 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walks- Equinox Sunset
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2-3 hours, 1-2 miles) In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight." Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

-Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda.

Fri 23 Dec
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, December 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Fri 23 Dec
Guided Nature Hike at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, December 23, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Enjoy a guided nature hike at the Humphrey Nature Center. Whether a first time visitor or a regular in the park, there is always more to learn and explore!

Sat 24 Dec
Evergreen Walk at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, December 24, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Take in the beauty of the holiday season with a guided walk amongst the evergreen trees. Find out how to identify certain species, and learn how animals rely on the trees for a variety of reasons.

Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

These walks search out the nature lore of the winter season as we examine trees, winter weeds and fungi and discover animal signs and tracks. ("In person" track makers are always a possibility.) For all of the hikes, it is suggested you dress for the weather. If snow gets "knee deep", you may find it helpful to also bring your own snowshoes. (We will have a few snowshoes that may be borrowed.)

First Day Hikes - 2 choices on New Year's Day

The hikes are scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm at The Humphrey Nature Center. Participants are urged to arrive half an hour early to register. Hot Chocolate & Cookies will follow at 3:00 pm. Two levels to choose from:

1) Families with younger children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Letchworth CSI – Who Done It: Journey on a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain near The Humphrey Nature Center past, frozen bogs and the Trout Pond.

2) Families with older children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Exotic Trees from Other Lands and State & National Champions: Two mile loop to Inspiration Point the Glen Iris Fountain and Middle Falls with more than 200' descent and 200' ascent along trails, roads and stairs.

Mon 02 Jan
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, January 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!

Tue 03 Jan
Project FeederWatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home!