Frog Call Field Trip with Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Thu, 05/17/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Explore Frog calls with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present part two of the Western New York frog program at the Eshelman property.  Apply what we learned to see if we can pick out the vocalizations of our local frog friends.  Attendance at the frog program on March 3rd is not a requirement to join us on this frog walk. 

This program will take place only if it is a calm, clear evening.  Please call the office to check for an update if the weather is questionable.  If the program is cancelled due to weather, then we have a backup date for Thursday, May 31st with the same start time and location. 

This event will be held at the Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Road, Portville.  This activity is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited so be sure to register by 4pm, Wednesday May 16th, 2018.  Sign up on the programs Calendar on our website at 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.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center - Eshelman Property
1420 Yubadam Rd.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 49.4268" N, 78° 18' 23.724" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

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

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