Mums

Through October

Mums and Gardens After Dark

Enjoy a different way to view a familiar plant as the annual mum show and the seasonal Gardens After Dark program converge at the Botanical Gardens this month. In addition to the floral display and light show, there is a Gardens After Dark themed scavenger hunt. Don't forget to check out the WNY Railway Society's model train display, which is also festively lit up for the after-hours programming, happening 5:30–9 p.m. on designated days (see listing below).

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 South Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 


 

October 2

Forest Bathing and Yoga  

Enjoy a forest bathing experience followed by a session with a Yogi in Service instructor. Preregistration required. 

9 a.m.–noon at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Oct. 2,3,9,10,11,16,23,30

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

 

October 2–31

Mum exhibit

The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit features chrysanthemums in a wide range of varieties and colors.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

October 9

Birding 101

Learn how to identify birds by hiking the trails at Reinstein Woods in search of our fall migrants. Preregistration required.

9 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Oct. 13-15,17,19,20-24,27,28,31

Gardens After Dark: Autumn Twilight

Enjoy the warm conservatory filled with thousands of plants and twinkling lights during this self-guided tour. E-tickets recommended.

5:30–9 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

October 16 

Autumn Colors

Enjoy the beauty of autumn’s trees on this guided walk. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

October 17, 24

BOOtanical Celebration

This indoor family event features spooky scenery and fall activities. Halloween-themed, take-home crafts are located throughout the Gardens.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

October 20

Full Moon Walk

Discover Reinstein Woods by moonlight. Preregistration required. 

8 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

October 30

Halloween Stories in the Woods by Woven Yarns

A singer-songwriter and a storyteller create a nature-themed, family-friendly Halloween event by blending original songs with traditional folktales. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Through October 

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 till dusk.

(1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard)

tifft.org, 825-6397

 

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