News from the Friends of Reinstein

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Nature Sightings

September 26, 2017

Tree foliage continues to change color despite our current heat wave with temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Virginia creeper vines are showing off their bright red colors. Grape vines and black cherry leaves are yellowing. Ash trees and black walnut trees are also changing colors. Red squirrels are busy gnawing through the tough shells of […]

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What’s New At Fall Fest 2017

September 7, 2017

Snowshoeing in September…faux fly-fishing…pond critters… and exotic animals from the Buffalo Zoo. While these are some perennial Fall Festival favorites, we thought we’d share a little about new things at the 2017 Fall Festival, happening Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Did you know Mrs. Julia Reinstein, Dr. Victor Reinstein’s second wife […]

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Nature Sightings

August 29, 2017

With summer fading away the cicada’s buzz softens and katydid’s chirps become prominent each evening. Monarch caterpillars are fully grown and will soon form their chrysalis. This year is a bumper crop for beechnuts. These nuts will provide great forage for deer, squirrels, and turkey. Black walnuts have grown almost to the size of baseballs. […]

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Get Out There! A Message from the President

August 17, 2017

Summer is not officially over until the Autumn Equinox arrives at 4:02 p.m. on September 22. We know the days get shorter until the winter Solstice – but let’s not think about the “s” word and just enjoy the upcoming palette of color that nature so easily paints for us! Reinstein Woods will certainly be a […]

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Giving News

We would like to share some news with all members of Friends of Reinstein Woods! Many of you may already know of this news, and some of its impacts are already being seen around the preserve, but we feel it deserves some special coverage. In 2015, a member of the Friends of Reinstein Woods graciously […]

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Nature Sightings

July 19, 2017

The extreme rain we received last week has led to an explosion of mushrooms and Wildflowers around Reinstein Woods. Wild bergamot, purple coneflower, butterfly weed, and swamp milkweed are in full bloom. Wild bergamot has attracted pollinators such as bumble bees, silver-spotted skippers, and other skipper butterflies. Banded longhorn beetles, yellow-collared scape moths and other […]

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Members Tour Buffalo Botanical Gardens

June 15, 2017

Members of Friends of Reinstein Woods enjoyed a private tour of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Attendees were impressed with the recent renovations and updates to exhibits. This tour is an example of the great member-only programs we offer. See a list of our upcoming Member – Only Programs here.  

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What Can I Recycle at Reinstein Woods?

May 21, 2017

If you attended Winter Wonderland, you may have seen the Coalition of Positively Charged People‘s unique battery chute that was helping folks recycle alkaline (normal household) batteries. While Reinstein Woods is no longer accepting alkaline batteries, we do accept the following materials for recycling: rechargeable batteries sneakers in usable condition clean, empty skin care, hair care […]

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New Solar- Powered Car Charging Station at Reinstein Woods!

You may have noticed a new structure in the parking lot at Reinstein Woods. In honor of Earth Week, DEC unveiled a new solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station!  State Senator Timothy Kennedy and Assemblyperson Monica P. Wallace joined DEC Region 9 Director Abby Snyder and other officials to open the station. Manufactured in California by […]

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A Message from the President

Spring and “springtime” bring to mind three R’s: rebirth, renewal and regrowth. There are also the three R’s of waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle….but let’s gets back to spring! The spring season is full of transformations. The temperature rises to a more bearable degree, and the trees once again bud into lush, green, picture-perfect plants. Aside from the […]

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