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Public Program Schedule - Living Naturally Series

SnowshoeingSnowshoe Adventure Hike
Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:30pm
Amherst State Park - Amherst

A gentle hike through open fields, forests and along creeks with a focus on snowshoeing skills and general winter ecology.  Snowshoes will be provided.
$7.00 members / $10.00 non-members

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Snowshoeing and Winter Birding
Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 10:00am to 12:30pm
Beaver Island State Park - Grand Island

A leisurely snowshoe hike along the Niagara River with a focus on general snowshoeing skills and Winter waterfowl.  Snowshoes will be provided.
Fee: $7.00 members / $10.00 non-members

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Snowy Night Sky Snowshoe Night Hike
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 7:00 – 10:00pm
Taylor Road Park - Hamburg
A very unique and exciting nighttime hike through mature forests with a focus upon snowshoeing skills, games and lessons in “after dark” Winter ecology.  Participants will also be treated to a warming campfire and tasty cold weather snacks. Snowshoes will be provided.
Fee: $15.00 members / $20.00 non-members

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Snowshoes needed?


Wildlife Tracking and Snowshoeing
Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 10:00am – 12:30pm
Chaffee Wildlife Preserve - Chaffee
A moderately challenging hike through mature forests with a focus on the arts and science of wildlife tracking.  Snowshoes will be provided.
Free of Charge (sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee)
Call or email to register (see right)


Wilderness Backpacking, Fly Fishing and Wildlife Adventure
Sunday, March 7, 2015 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Kenmore East Hight School - Kenmore

The allure of the Rocky Mountains is in every backpacker’s heart. This presentation will help you experience the high altitude solitude and remoteness of the western wilderness of the Wind River Range of Wyoming and the unique beauty and extraordinary wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Journey to these wondrous places with your presenter Joe Allen, a professional guide and former UB professor who has led many UB classes and public programs to these unique environments.
Fee: Free for members / $5.00 non-members
Call or email to register (see right)

Sap Buckets

Maple Sugaring Past and Present
Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 9:00am to Noon
Yates Park at Green Lake - Orchard Park

A series of both indoor and outdoor presentations focused upon the techniques and tools of Maple Sugaring as experienced by Native Americans, early settlers and modern producers. Following the program, a delicious pancake brunch will be served featuring our locally produced maple syrup.
Fee: (includes program and brunch) Adults: $10.00 Children $5.00
Please register by contacting the Orchard Park Recreation Department at 716-662-6450 or online
(Co-sponsored by the Orchard Park Recreation Department)

Public Programming

We offer monthly programs to the general public generally 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.

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!

Snowshoe Adventure Hike
Snowshoeing and Winter Birding

Snowshoe Night Hike
Wildlife Tracking and Snowshoeing
Wilderness Backpacking, Fly Fishing...
Maple Sugaring Past and Present


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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