News from the Friends of Reinstein

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Job posting: Summer Camp Director

November 20, 2017

Friends of Reinstein Woods is hiring a Summer Day Camp Director for 2018. Please see the attached  announcement below. Summer Camp Director

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Habitat News: Beech Trees, New Wildflower, and Reeds!

November 14, 2017

If you’ve walked at Reinstein Woods in the last year, you may have spotted some of the habitat improvements that have been taking place; although one “improvement” is hiding in the sanctuary… read on to find out what it is.   1) Champion Beech The bad news: this year we have officially declared the Champion […]

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There’s an App for That: Fun with Plum!

Editors note: Our “Nature Tech” programs were so popular that we now occasionally post about a useful nature app for your smartphone or tablet.    Warning: The following Apps may be appropriate for adults.   Although they are aimed at kids, PBS’s “Plum’s Creaturizer” and Plum’s Photo Hunt” apps are a great way for the entire […]

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Naturalist Intern Program Turns 10 Years Old!

In Fall 2007, DEC started a Naturalist Intern Program at Reinstein Woods, a paid internship program that provides training and experience to college students or recent graduates interested in environmental education. Since then, 63 people, ranging in age from 20 to 40+, have experienced what it’s like to teach and learn at Reinstein Woods. Last […]

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Green Your Office for the Holidays with a Dish Library!

As the holidays approach, here’s a great idea to make your office parties more sustainable: establish a Dish Library! Ask office mates to donate reusable plates, bowls, cups, forks, knives, and spoons that can be stored in a central office location (a file cabinet or kitchenette cupboard works well). The dishes can be borrowed for […]

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Winter Message from the President

Dear Friends, Although winter does not officially arrive until December 21, once November and the holidays fire up we can picture that beautiful white stuff falling so delicately to the ground! Ok, so I haven’t painted one of your favorite pictures, but hey, it’s Buffalo and it snows, so we have to make the most […]

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Local Companies Support Reinstein Woods’ Programs!

Friends of Reinstein would like to extend a special thank you to:     Ingram Micro (Williamsville Office) for donating funds to purchase a new Enviroscape, a table-top watershed model used to educate students about where our drinking water comes from and where our sewage goes. Classes that participate in the Day in the Life […]

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Fine Food and Art Enjoyed at Nature’s Gathering

More than 20 artists exhibited their work, created or inspired by Nature, at this year’s Nature’s Gathering event that was held on November 11. Friends of Reinstein would like to extend a huge thank you to all participating artists and vendors. Additional thanks to Julia A. Reinstein and the Friends of Reinstein Board of Directors […]

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Nature Sightings

October 30, 2017

This has been a great autumn to be outdoors. Photographers are in the preserve capturing the wonderful scenery. Red maples are bright orange-red, but losing leaves quickly. Sugar maples and yellow birch are turning yellow and American beech are starting to brown. I have had great success rolling logs to find salamanders in the last […]

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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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