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Best yoga: Space on Seneca

Through August

Fitness in the Parks

From Zumba to yoga to pilates to kickboxing, eighteen parks across WNY are offering more than 500 classes. This includes Canalside and Wilkeson Park, for those who like to exercise by the water. Other spots (not all are technically parks) include Larkin Square, RiverWorks, Garrison Park, Ellicott Creek Park, and Chestnut Ridge.

independenthealth.com/fitpark

  


  

July 28

Creek critters at Amherst State Park 

Discover which amazing animals are lurking underwater in Ellicott Creek. Preregistration required.

10:30 a.m.

Amherst State Park

(390 Mill Street, Amherst)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

July 31

Birding 101 

Learn how to identify birds by their calls while on a hike at Reinstein Woods. Bring binoculars if you have them. Preregistration required; call 683-5959. 

9 a.m.

Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

August 5, 12, 19, 26

Garden and Grub

Experience the Botanical Gardens after hours and grab a bite to eat. On Thursday nights, the BG is open until 7 p.m. Appropriately spaced outdoor seating is available and food trucks include lloyd Taco Truck and House of Munch.

4–7 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

August 6–7

City of Tonawanda Garden Walk and Garden Night Lights

Free self-guided garden tours, one in the evening on August 6 and during the day on August 7

gardensbuffaloniagara.com

 

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Feed the Fish

Bring your guest or family to a popular and exclusive (limit ten guests) educational program where you can learn about the family of koi fish and then help feed them.

9:30 a.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

August 7 

Family Nature Quest: World of the Pond

Use nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals.Preregistration required. 

10:30 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

August 14

Ribbet, Slither, Croak!

Discover snakes, turtles, frogs, and salamanders in the ponds and forests at Reinstein Woods. Preregistration required

10:30 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

August 21 

Trail Steward Saturday

Help to remove invasive plants and care for the trails at Reinstein Woods. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

August 23

Full Moon Walk

Search for critters by the light of the moon. Preregistration required. 

8 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

August 28

Caterpillar Crawl 

Search for caterpillars on a guided walk. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Urban Farm Day

This self-guided tour includes fifteen urban farms. Get details at the website.

gardensbuffaloniagara.com

 

Through August 

Aquarium of Niagara

Buy timed tickets online to visit sea creatures, penguins, and more, including the new Shark & Ray Bay. Penguin and seal encounters are available; check the website. 

Daily at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

(701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls)

Aquariumofniagara.org, 285-3575

 

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Explore more than thirty-six well-marked trails through eight miles of this beautiful nature preserve.  Experience the outdoors, watch wildlife and birds, or simply enjoy the beauty of a safe, private 350-acre nature center.

(1610 Welch Road, Java)

Buffaloaudubon.org, 585-457-3228

 

Buffalo Zoo

For more than 140 years, the Zoo has delighted WNY families. Indoor exhibits are now open, including the Rainforest Falls. Reservations are required.

(300 Parkside Avenue)

Buffalozoo.org, 837-3900

 

Tifft Nature Preserve

Trails are open daily from dawn ’til dusk.

(1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard)

tifft.org, 825-6397

 

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