News from the Friends of Reinstein

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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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New Scooter Available for Loan!

May 19, 2017

People with limited mobility can now borrow an electric scooter to help them enjoy Reinstein Woods’ trails! The scooter is available on a first-come, first-serve basis whenever the education center is open (see hours below). You can also register to borrow it when you sign up for a public program.   The scooter is only available […]

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There’s An App For That: Litterati

May 17, 2017

Note: Our Spring “Nature Tech” series for kids was so popular that we’ve decided to occasionally post about a useful nature app for your smartphone or tablet.  As a public location, trash is something we are very aware of at Reinstein Woods. We are fortunate that despite lots of visitors, our trails remain relatively trash […]

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Thank You Donors! Welcome New Members!

Reinstein Woods is grateful to all the donors and new members who contributed this winter or spring to Friends of Reinstein Woods. You make it possible for students, teachers and adults to Share in Nature’s Harmony! Donors: Cinderella Isle Garden Club Employees of Bond, Schoeneck & King’s Buffalo Office Vinod and Constance Suchak – Kids […]

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Nature Sightings

May 4, 2017

With the recent surge in rainfall, water levels in the ponds are very high. Spring has sprung and many of the trees are leafing out. You may catch a glimpse of trout lily flowering in the older patches of forest. May apples will soon be flowering too. In wetter areas, cuckoo flower is showing its […]

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What’s Blooming at Reinstein Woods? National EE Week

April 25, 2017

As temperatures warm and days grow longer, Reinstein Woods has begun to pop with color. Red maple flowers polka dot the trails while the long yellow catkins of cottonwoods dance in the breeze. The true stars of the parade into spring are the wildflowers that reveal their beauty for a few short weeks before the […]

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Nature Sightings

February 28, 2017

What do you do when it approaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit in February? Many people get outside to soak up the sun and warmth. Many animals are doing the same. There are already painted turtles that are basking on pond logs in the preserve. The mild weather and rains have likely awakened spotted salamanders which will […]

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