Weekly Feature



2015-05-27 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28

After-School Escape — Kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, outdoor activity together each week, for children in grades kindergarten through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

sat. 30

Garbage Can Composting — Learn how to use your plastic garbage can to do outdoor composting, for adults only, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Prehistoric Reinstein Woods — Through all of Earth’s disasters, certain animal and plant species have survived. Take a journey through time, and find out how far back some of them go, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Birding for Dummies — Enjoy the beauty of birds even more by learning the easy basics of bird-watching. You’ll walk the trails as you look, listen and discuss simple identification tricks every birder can use, intended for “fledgling” birders, adults only, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Kids Art Classes — What better way for a child to express him/herself than through this multi-medium art class, with Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

Stewardship Saturday — Become a steward of Tifft Nature Preserve by volunteering to help with outdoor projects around the preserve, including habitat restoration, trail work, invasive species control and more, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Iroquois Observation Program: Outdoor Photography Part 4 — What can you do with the images you’ve captured? Bring your camera and any other associated equipment such as tripods, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30, meet at Kanyoo Trail parking area at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, 1101 Casey Road, Basom. 1-585-948-5445, www.fws.gov/northeast/iroquois

Forest Ecology Hike — A forest trek focused on tree identification and wildlife ecology, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Chaffee Nature Preserve; Free. 941-6267, programming@earthspiritedu.org

sat. 30 & sun. 31

Penn Dixie Public Days for Fossil Collecting — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 31 (visits can be scheduled at other times), at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. 627-4560, www.penndixie.org

sun. 31

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow — Join this guided walk led by a naturalist, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

Native Plants in the Wild — Meet at the center for a presentation on native plants. Afterwards, you will explore plants in their natural environment during a walk around the preserve with an emphasis on the wildlife that relies upon these plant communities, led by Kathy Contrino, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

Trek Tifft — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a guided tour of the preserve, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Wegmans Family Garden — The Wegmans Family Garden is an indoor garden that provides safe, meaningful play and discovery for children of all ages, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

tues. 2

Trail Tuesdays — Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout Reinstein Woods. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ Walk — Enjoy a sunset walk along the trails, and learn some interesting facts about the month of June, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Evening Spring Birding Walk at Delaware Park — Join Buffalo Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr in partnership with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy as you search for spring migrants in Delaware Park. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, meet at the Hoyt Lake steps, Delaware Park, Buffalo.

wed. 3

Advanced Birding: Feathers — Take your birding knowledge to the next level. For adults only, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

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