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Upcoming Events

1/30 - Earth Spirit announces 5K Race and Spring Festival

The Tortoise & The Hare 5k Race and Fun Run On April 23, 2016, Earth Spirit will be hosting their first annual “The Tortoise and The Hare” 5K Race and Fun Run at Chestnut Ridge Park in conjunction with their annual Spring Nature Festival. > Learn More!

12/28 - Winter Events Program listed!

Winter is on its way and we’ve got a calendar full of events! We’ve posted our new Winter Events Program list. See our events page and Register now!

4/26 - Earth Spirit in the Spotlight!

WGRZ 2 the Outdoors See it again! Scott and Sandy were featured on WGRZ's "2 the Outdoors" segment Sunday, 4/26. They spoke with Terry Belke about the signs of Spring and our recent Spring Nature Festival.

The Earth Spirit Community Snowshoe Hike: Taking a Step Back into our Local History


There are few things more peaceful or serene than enjoying a walk through the winter woods. Add in a fresh snowfall, and it is easy to fall in love all over again with Winter in Western New York. Yet moving through deep snow, or on thawed and refrozen trails, can be challenging and even daunting. This is where a pair of snowshoes can save the day. Not only can you literally rise above a potentially uneven and slow-going trail, but you can leave the trail altogether to move across snow drifts and through the trees, reaching quiet and secluded areas where the only other tracks are from the neighborhood wildlife. Exploring off-trail may or may not be your cup of tea, but the relative ease of traveling over the snow on snowshoes, combined with the fun and joy of simply being outdoors, might just persuade you to join Earth Spirit in considering snowshoeing a highlight of your winter season.  

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2/20/2016 - Snowshoe Adventure Hike #2

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00am–12:30pm
Chaffee Wildlife Preserve

Free event! A challenging snowshoe hike through mature forests with a focus on winter wildlife, tracking skills and general seasonal ecology. Snowshoes provided.

> Register Now!
Sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee.

Special Events

Megafauna and Predation in Yellowstone National Park
July 18-27, 2016
Lamar Valley,
Yellowstone National Park

Join Joseph Allen and Jon Roth on an excursion to learn about the ecological legacy of predation by large megafauna.

> Learn More
> Register Now! (.PDF)

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