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Public Program Schedule

We offer monthly programs to the general public usually conducted in the field at locations throughout Western New York. From time to time we also lead excursions to locations such as the Everglades, the Adirondacks and Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. Please refer to the schedule for current programming.

Living Naturally Series: SPRING 2017
Vernal Pool Walk

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Taylor Road Park, Hamburg

A moderately challenging hike through mature forests and along creeks in search of vernal pools and the life associated with them.
In Search of Sky Dancers

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Directions will be shared with all registrants

Enjoy an evening of “dancing” as we seek out the elusive American Woodcock and their elaborate mating rituals. A true Spring Nature Happening!
Adventure Hike

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Amherst State Park

A gentle Summer hike through open fields, forests and along a meandering creek with a focus on seasonal happenings.

All programs require pre-registration, which may be done online, by phone or email. When registering by email or phone, please specify the number of adults and children who will attend and provide a contact phone number. Children 5 to 12 may attend for 1/2 price unless otherwise indicated.
Online: See program listing
Phone: 716-941-6267

We look forward to you joining us for our next program!


Paid registered participants must inform Earth Spirit via phone or email of inability to attend a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the scheduled program in order to receive a refund. If a program is cancelled by Earth Spirit, all paid participants will receive a full refund. Refunds will be made by check and mailed via the United States Postal Service within 10 business days following the program date.

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Special Events

The Tortoise & the Hare -
5k Race & Fun Run

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Chestnut Ridge Park

Join us on this major fundraising event to support the ongoing educational programs of Earth Spirit. Children and adults are encouraged to register for this family event featuring a sanctioned 5k race, 1-mile fun run/walk, live animals, a climbing wall, food trucks, and more!

Event sponsored in part by The Cheektowaga Chronicle & Drone Buffalo.

Herbalism Field Studies

Join us for a field herbalism intensive focused upon plant identification and ecology along with an emphasis on herbal medicines and wild foods.

Session 1:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Buffalo Ski Club

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Session 2:
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Erie County Forest Lands

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Session 3:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sinking Ponds

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Session 4:
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Aurora Town Park

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Register for all 4 sessions to receive a 10% discount.

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