September 2022 Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

The September 13th ADK-NFC meeting starts at 7 pm and features the return of our traditional ice cream social and always popular slide show presentation! This is a great meeting to catch up with friends and hear what and where they've been up to over the summer! If you have some photos you'd like to …

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Hike Deer Lick in Zoar Valley

Saturday, October 1, 10 AM, 4 miles, Deer Lick Conservation Area, Gowanda NY. Janet and David Kowalski, janetk300@gmail.com.   We will hike in this beautiful National Natural Landmark, complete with old- growth forests and gorge views of Cattaraugus Creek. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a snack. Directions to the Trailhead on Point …

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October 2022 Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

October 11th meeting features educator and naturalist, Mr. Mark Carra at 6:30pm as the famous Teddy Roosevelt! We'll learn more about our 26th president who was a charismatic politician, statesman, avid conservationist, historian and writer. At 7:30 pm, Mr. Pete Hill, Special Initiatives Director of Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties, Inc. …

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Nature Walk with Orlando Monaco at Sinking Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: 400 Pine St., East Aurora, NY 14051 Time: 10am walk followed by lunch and discussion at 42 North Brewing Company, 25 Pine St., East Aurora, NY 14052 Join East Aurora resident and organizer of Friends of Sinking Ponds, Orlando Monaco, for an information-packed nature walk at this beautiful wildlife sanctuary. You will learn why …

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Halloween Paddle & Party – Ellicott Creek

RichardSchraven1@gmail.com   MarySchraven1@gmail.com   We will begin with a leisurely paddle of Ellicott Creek from Niagara Falls Blvd. at 10 am (weather dependent) followed by a pot-luck party at 1 pm at our home (91 N. Parrish Drive, Amherst, NY 14228). We will provide a pot of chili and vegetarian version, non-alcoholic beverages including hot mulled cider. …

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November 2022 General Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

Let’s get ready for the snow!  Join us on November 8, at 6:30 pm for a Xcountry ski/snowshoe workshop presented by the Snowflake Ski Shop of Lockport, NY. We’ll be learning about proper layering, waxing,  the various types of skis and snowshoes used in these fun sports, and the benefits of each. This workshop will …

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Forest Bathing at Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY

(Rain/Snow Date: November 19, 2022) Forest Bathing is an adaptation of Shinrin-Yoku, a research-based practice of nature immersion originating in Japan, which supports physiological health and psychological relaxation and well-being. When on a guided walk to “take in the forest atmosphere,” participants are invited to slow their pace, open their senses to the elements around …

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Late Morning Walk at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Reinstein Woods 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY

Join Pam Sander and Sue Kolasz for a 3.5 mile brisk walk (or more, depending on interest of the group), at beautiful Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. This is a 292-acre forested complex that includes wetlands and ponds, and is located within a developed suburban area. There are eight trails on the property; we’ll walk the …

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Letchworth State Park (Finger Lakes Trail Spur) Backpacking Trip

Details: This is a 3-day beginner’s backpacking trip, departing late morning on Friday, November 18 and returning to Buffalo on Sunday evening November 20th. We will be travelling Northbound on the Letchworth spur trail of the Finger Lakes trail, staying in the two lean-to’s on each of the two overnights and averaging around 7-8 miles …

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