Discovering Snowflakes with Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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It is said that everybody has a double out there in the world somewhere.  But is this true for snowflakes? Snowflakes are created when ice crystals stick together and float to the ground from the sky.  As each snowflake falls, it passes through a variety of temperatures and moisture levels.  These differences in the air allow the snowflake to take shape.  But how many shapes? 

Come learn the answer as naturalist, Barb Busack, shares her knowledge of these beautiful ice forms.  A craft will follow the presentation, making this program great for kids!

This event will be held at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.  Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members and free for children 13 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 4 PM, Thursday, March 16th, 2017.  Sign up on the Programs Calendar on 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.

For more information on this event please visit http://pfeiffernaturecenter.org/nature-blog/calendar-of-events/

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Portville Free Library
1 North Main St.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 20.7816" N, 78° 20' 25.2888" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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