Orchid

This year's fall Orchid Show includes, in addition to Friday–Sunday daytime hours, an evening option on Saturday,from 5–8 p.m. Expect all the usual vendors and workshops at this popular event. Timed tickets are highly recommended, as there are capacity limits.

 

November 13–15 

Orchid Show

at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 


 

 

Through November 

Aquarium of Niagara

Buy timed tickets online to visit sea creatures, penguins, and more.

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

(701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls)

aquariumofniagara.org, 285-3575

 

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

All trails are open to the public from sunrise till sunset; nature center open WednesdaySunday.

(1610 Welch Road, North Java)

Buffaloaudubon.org, (585) 457- 3228

 

Buffalo and Erie Botanical Gardens

Take in some warmth and greenery on a cold November day; pre-purchased timed e-tickets are highly recommended. 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

Buffalo Zoo

Meet baby rhino Lulu and visit with mammals, reptiles, and more; advance tickets are required.

(300 Parkside Avenue)

buffalozoo.org, 837-3900

 

Through November 1

Mum Exhibit

The beloved chrysanthemum delights visitors with beautiful colors and some creative creepy surprises. 

Daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

Through November 22

Working Art

This  diverse collection presented by employees of the Botanical Gardens is characterized by the unique experiences and perspectives of those who are immersed in the organization's living museum. Pieces include photography, painting, drawing, and multi-media work.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

November 7 

Visualizing Climate Change in Western New York 

Explore the impacts of a changing climate and what Reinstein Woods may look like in the future on this guided walk. Registration required, call to register.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center

(93 Honorine Drive, Depew)

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959 

 

November 8

The Healing Power of Plants

Explore the healing power of plants for mind, body, and spirit. 

10 a.m.–7 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

November 10 

Virtual Workshop: Make a Reusable Bag 

Get ready for America Recycles Day (November 15) by transforming an old T-shirt into a reusable bag. A great family activity! Register online.

10 a.m. livestream

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959 

 

November 13–15

Orchid Show

Along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, the Botanical Gardens hosts this popular annual orchid showcase with dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchid exhibits. 

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

November 14 

Native Seed Exchange 

Please bring native plant seeds to share and small containers or baggies for the seeds you will take home. Registration required, call to register. 

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center

(93 Honorine Drive, Depew)

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959 

 

November 14 

Birding 101: Class 3 

Learn how birds are surviving and preparing for winter at Reinstein Woods. Registration required, call to register. 

1 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center

(93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY)

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

November 18 

Virtual Program: The World of Trout 

Discover the streams of Western New York from a trout’s perspective as Reinstein explores the life cycles and behaviors of mayflies, stoneflies, and other fish delicacies. Register online. 

6:30 p.m. livestream

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

November 21 

CSI: Critter Sign Investigation 

Become a nature detective and look for “clues” left by wildlife along the trails. Registration required, call to register. 

10:30 a.m. at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center

(93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY)

Reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

November 27

A Peaceful Path

The NY Chapter of View-Finders, directed and curated by Bonita Chimes, presents its photographic interpretation of A Peaceful Path. All of the photographs have been taken as viewed “through the lens” and have not been digitally manipulated. (ends January 11)

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

November 27 

Poinsettia & Railway Exhibits

Walk through beautiful poinsettias of every hue and enjoy a festive model train exhibit. (ends January 11)

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

 

 

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