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After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

 

4:30pm - 5:30pmEnjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a
different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For
children in grades K-5. No registration required.
Call 683-5959 for more information. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

 

Tue. Jan 176:00pm - 7:30pmLearn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided
walk along the trails. Snowshoe rental =
$4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members =
$2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959
to sign up. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

 

Every Sunday in July & Aug from 2pm-5pmSee over 500 endangered and exotic geese, ducks and swans from all over the world. Hand feed 2,000 Koi fish and 100's of geese. Walk with the birds in their aviary up close and personal. Guided Tours. Gift shop. h/c access, $Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Farm5067 Lindsley, Townline Road, Delevan 14042www.gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com

 

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

Woodpecker Walk This Saturday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Woodpecker Walk This Saturday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Woodpecker Walk
Saturday, March 12
2:00 PM
Take a guided tour of the trails as we look for signs of woodpeckers and learn about their role in the ecosystem. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.