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Wed 01 May
NATURE TABLE DISPLAY: World of Warblers
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 until Friday, May 31, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Month-long displays dig deeper into what's going on in the park that month. Naturalists are available throughout each day to discuss seasonal nature table topics. A video highlighting all warbler species found in Letchworth State Park can be viewed upon request. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Wed 01 May
WILDFLOWER DISPLAY
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 until Sunday, June 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
A fresh-cut display of plants is changed each week throughout May and June. (Sightings Book and naturalists available for questions) Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Sun 26 May
RED, WHTE and BLUE BALLOON RALLY
Sunday, May 26, 2024 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Launch window for massed balloon flights, launching from Archery Field near the Castile Entrance, weather permitting. (Friends of Letchworth fundraiser food/souvenir stand on weekend afternoons). Meet at Archery Field.
Sun 26 May
RED, WHTE and BLUE BALLOON RALLY
Sunday, May 26, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Launch window for massed balloon flights, launching from Archery Field near the Castile Entrance, weather permitting. (Friends of Letchworth fundraiser food/souvenir stand on weekend afternoons). Meet at Archery Field.
Mon 27 May
GEOLOGY WALK
Monday, May 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Geology, history, and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots. Meet at Parking lot past Cab in Area B
Mon 27 May
HOW THE GORGE WAS FORMED – STORY OF THE PARK
Monday, May 27, 2024 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Display covering geology of the park at archery field overlook. Meet at Archery Field Overlook
Mon 27 May
GLEN IRIS ESTATE WALK
Monday, May 27, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Enjoy the grounds of Mr. Letchworth's residence at the Glen Iris and walk an easy loop to Middle and Upper Falls. Meet at Museum.
Sat 01 Jun
NATURE TABLE: Butterfly Beauties
Saturday, June 1, 2024 until Sunday, June 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Month-long display at the nature center about the many kinds of butterflies that thrive in the park. Please note our annual community science butterfly count will be held on July 13th. (Look for details in the upcoming summer issue of The Genesee Naturalist.) Meet at Humphrey Nature Center
Sat 01 Jun
SPRINGTIME WALK: The Search for Birds, Buds and Bugs
Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us on various topics as we discover what's growing, singing, crawling, emerging, or changing in our springtime woods and fields in the haunts of the nature center and nearby. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Sat 01 Jun
NATURE TABLE DISPLAY: Butterfly Beauties
Saturday, June 1, 2024 until Sunday, June 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Month-long displays dig deeper into what's going on in the park that month. Naturalists are available throughout each day to discuss seasonal nature table topics. Please note our annual community science butterfly count will be held on July 13th. (Look for details in the upcoming summer issue of The Genesee Naturalist.)
Sun 02 Jun
Rochester Birding Association Tour
Sunday, June 2, 2024 05:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Carpool through the Park on east or west sides of the river visiting many different habitats that will enable observers to locate over 75 species of birds. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Birding Association. Registration required by calling (585)493-3680. Meet at Mount Morris Dam snack stand.
Registration: Required
Mon 03 Jun
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM - Bugs
Monday, June 3, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world with volunteer Annie O'Reilly. Themes change with each program, and activities include storybook reading, crafts, and a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Mon 03 Jun
MINI NATURALISTS PROGRAM - Bugs
Monday, June 3, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Mini naturalists are children two years of age. Themes change and are focused on each season are the same as above. This is a half hour program immediately follows the Knee-High and is scheduled 11:30am to noon at HNC. It includes a story, simple craft, and a sing-along. Registration is required by calling 585-493-3680. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
Letchworth State Park 7th Annual Stewardship Day
Saturday, June 8, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Please join the Friends of Letchworth State Park and Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) for the 7th Annual Stewardship Day. The event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9 AM – 11:30 AM at Inspiration Point in Letchworth State Park. Spend the morning outside learning about invasive species and help protect the park's native plant communities by digging up slender false brome, a priority invasive species! Wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy close toe shoes as this event will be outdoors and focuses on invasive species removal. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2024volunteerworkdays. Location: Letchworth State Park, Inspiration Point, GPS Lat 42.58816 Long -78.03464. This event is part of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NYISAW)!
Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
CANYON VIEWS – Upper to Lower Falls
Saturday, June 8, 2024 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at 9 am, bring water, a pack lunch and sturdy footwear. For those who enjoy the demand of a longer hike, we will explore 2 of the parks longest trails as we hike along the three canyons of Letchworth State Park. 4½ hours, 3 miles or more.
Mon 10 Jun
EXPLORE LETCHWORTH: Lee’s Landing
Monday, June 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
A new series of nature walks aimed to immerse participants into the diversity of habitats that can be found in Letchworth State Park. 1 mile. Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant.
Tue 11 Jun
HOME ECOLOGISTS: River Floodplains, Basic
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Explore one of Letchworth State Park's most dramatic floodplains from the rim of Highbanks Canyon. Meet at Hogsback Overlook.
Thu 13 Jun
CANYON VIEWS: Archery Field to St. Helena
Thursday, June 13, 2024 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at 9 am, bring water, a pack lunch and sturdy footwear. For those who enjoy the demand of a longer hike, we will explore 2 of the parks longest trails as we hike along the three canyons of Letchworth State Park. 4½ hours, 3 miles or more. Meet at Archery Field Overlook.
Sat 15 Jun
PRIDE MONTH – Nature is a Rainbow
Saturday, June 15, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Ever wonder what exists in nature beyond "mommies and daddies" and "male and female"? Come for this special Pride Month program and find out! Meet at Museum.
Wed 19 Jun
HOME ECOLOGISTS: River Floodplains, Intermediate
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Study the geology that makes the Genesee such a variable river. Meet at Hogsback Overlook.
Thu 20 Jun
SPRING MIGRATION BIRD WALK: Bear Hollow
Thursday, June 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. May caravan. Meet at Bear Hollow Trailhead.
Fri 21 Jun
CREPUSCULAR WALK: Fireflies by the River
Friday, June 21, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May caravan.Meet at Lower St. Helena parking lot.
Sat 22 Jun
EXPLORE LETCHWORTH: Wolf Creek
Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
A new series of nature walks aimed to immerse participants into the diversity of habitats that can be found in Letchworth State Park. Meet at Castile entrance.
Mon 24 Jun
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM – Fairies Everywhere!
Monday, June 24, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world with volunteer Annie O'Reilly. Themes change with each program, and activities include storybook reading, crafts, and a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Mon 24 Jun
MINI NATURALISTS PROGRAM – Fairies Everywhere!
Monday, June 24, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Mini naturalists are children two years of age. Themes change and are focused on each season are the same as above. This is a half hour program immediately follows the Knee-High and is scheduled 11:30am to noon at HNC. It includes a story, simple craft, and a sing-along. Registration is required by calling 585-493-3680. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Wed 26 Jun
EXPLORE LETCHWORTH: Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
A new series of nature walks aimed to immerse participants into the diversity of habitats that can be found in Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch. Meet at Dygert Road junction on River Road
Wed 26 Jun
HOME ECOLOGISTS: River Floodplains, Advanced
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Get the big picture of the Genesee River and how its floods have affected people for thousands of years. Meet at Hogsback Overlook.
Sat 29 Jun
CANYON VIEWS: Mount Morris to Hogsback
Saturday, June 29, 2024 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at 9:00 am, bring water, a pack lunch and sturdy footwear. For those who enjoy the demand of a longer hike, we will explore 2 of the parks longest trails as we hike along the three canyons of Letchworth State Park. 4½ hours, 3 miles or more.
Sun 30 Jun
SPRINGTIME WALK: Butterflies of Early Summer
Sunday, June 30, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us on various topics as we discover what's growing, singing, crawling, emerging, or changing in our springtime woods and fields in the haunts of the nature center and nearby. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center