Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

A Brief Natural History of the Niagara River and Niagara Falls with Pfeiffer Nature Center

History of Niagara River and Falls with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to host nature enthusiast, Tim Baird as he shares his knowledge of the “new” 8th wonder of the world.  This program looks into the geology of the Niagara River region and the formation of the Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls.  Details in the presentation may be new to the casual visitor to Niagara Falls and will aid in the appreciation

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Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor Show

Pfeiffer Nature Center at the Olean Outdoor Show
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm

Mark your calendar for the 9th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show.  Tickets for the event are available for purchase through Pfeiffer Nature Center.  For more information contact Pfeiffer Nature Center Administration Office 716-933-0187.  Be sure to stop by our booth at the show to discover what upcoming nature adventures and activities are in

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Holiday Mission to Comet Halley with the Challenger Learning Center

Holiday Mission to Halley's Comet DRCLC
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (5th grade and up).  This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree! 

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Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowshoe Event at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Snowshoe hares have oversized feet which enable them to move quickly on top of the snow’s surface.  Come try out your snowshoeing skills on the white powder of the Lillibridge Preserve!  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland. 

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Bluebird Nest Box and Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Build a Bluebird Nest Box with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder or BOTH!  Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals.  Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead th

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Travel Guide

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