News from the Friends of Reinstein

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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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2017 Native Perenial Plant Sale

January 23, 2017

We are excited to announce we are again having a native plant sale! Many of these plants are not widely available at standard garden centers, so we hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity. Don’t delay, orders must be received by Saturday, February 18, 2017. To find out more information and order your plants, […]

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Earth Spirit Presents at Holiday Party

January 13, 2017

More than 50 members of the Friends of Reinstein Woods attended our Holiday Party. Friends enjoyed Soup, Chili, salad, and an assortment of appetizers and desserts. Earth Spirit gave a great presentation focused on live animals. Visitors were able to see a chinchilla, tree frogs, hissing cockroaches, a bearded dragon, and other animals up close […]

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Winter Wonderland Event Features Winter Sports and Fun Challenges

January 9, 2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate “Winter Wonderland in the Woods” on Saturday, February 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Visitors can discover a variety of outdoor pursuits during the event. Ice-fishing demonstrations will take […]

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Attracting Winter Birds

December 19, 2016

It’s that time of year when bird feeders become busy with winter flocks. I recently added a bird feeder to my backyard, and it is amazing how fast birds find them. Within two hours, a black-capped chickadee curiously perched on the feeder and flew off with a seed in its beak. Moments later another chickadee […]

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