Nature

Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

"A Safari in Africa" at the Nannen Arboretum

Dolf Boneberger and Nannen Arboretum African Safari Program
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Nannen Arboretum Society is pleased to present a program about Africa for the young and old alike.

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Wizards Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center

Wizard STEM Family Night Flyer at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together!  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!

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Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet.  To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library.  Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included.  This program is a great way

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Challenger After Dark FUNdraiser at The Challenger Learning Center

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!

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Pfeiffer Fido Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies

Fido Easter Egg Hunt at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Easter Bunny hiding Easter Eggs for children is a tradition that has been around for generations.  Snoopy, the Easter Beagle, delivering Easter Eggs is a much more recent occurrence.  On April 13th, Lillibridge will be visited by the Easter Beagle to hide Easter Eggs not for children, but for his fellow four legged furry friends.

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Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.

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The Beauty of Bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Beauty of bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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Plant a Tree for Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day Plant a Tree Clipart
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment.

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our 2019 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and celebrate in an Arboretum, which is a sanctuary for trees!  Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration!  This is FREE and open to the public.  More details to come soon.

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Red House Admin Building Fog photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

 Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at

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2019 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Goosneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Taste of the Southtowns 2018
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns to benefit the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - Sunday April 28 from 12-5 P.M. - St.

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2019

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Thu Sep 12 2019 .
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 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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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2019

Geobash 2019 logo
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Aviary 2
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 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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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Gooseneck Hill Geese and Ducks
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event

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Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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