Mysteries of the Night at Pfeiffer's Eshelman Property

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Event Date(s): Fri, 10/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Sunset at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Join in for a star lit stroll around the Eshelman property and listen for night time neighbors and learn about their nocturnal habits and habitats.  Following the walk, there will be a spooktacular camp fire with s’mores and ghost stories being shared by master story teller, Jim Piatt.

Please dress for evening temperatures, wear comfortable footwear, bring a flashlight and a camp chair.  This program is great for families as well as for adults who are young at heart.  Location:  Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Road, Portville, NY. 

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, October 24th on the Programs Calendar at  or contact the office at 716-933-0187. 

This event will be cancelled in the event of rain. If the weather appears questionable, look for a cancellation notice on the top of Pfeiffer Nature Center's website home page.  

Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

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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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