Nature

Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

Basic Living Class- Make and Take Natural Deodarant

Make deodarant with Canticle Farm
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this 1-hour Make and Take class you will learn how to make your own natural deodorant from items you can find in your kitchen! The class is $12 per person. Please RSVP to education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org so that we make sure we have enough supplies and for location of the class. 

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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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Cooking Sustainably

Cooking Sustainably with Canticle Farm
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste.  Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming.

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WNY Frogs and the Hellbender Salamander

WNY Frogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.

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The Importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability

The importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna.  Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.  

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Earth Day Clean Up with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Earth Day Clean Up
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

National Earth Day was founded in 1970 to support and promote environmental awareness and protection.  Engaging in Earth Day activities has been an annual tradition ever since.  You can show appreciation for nature by assisting Pfeiffer Nature Center at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event.  It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our trails well

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Earth and Arbor Day at Allegany State Park 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Come join the fun and celebrate 2 things we can’t live without - Mother Earth and Trees! Saturday, April 22, 2018 from 10am – 1pm at the Red House Administration Building Lobby.

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2018 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Goosneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Taste of the Southtowns 2018
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns - Sunday April 22 from 11:30-5 P.M. - St.

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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park!  The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2018

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 12 2018 .
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2018 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for summer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.

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Rubber Ducky Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Clone of Pfeiffer Nature Center Holiday Wreath Sale

Pfeiffer Nature Center Wreath Sale 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath.  Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood. 

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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Over 150,000 visitors to Pumpkinville

Pumpkinville is host annually to over 150,000 visitors in a 6 week time frame.

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