salamander

May 22

Ribbit, Slither, Croak

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods (93 Honorine Drive)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

Spotted salamanders, commonly found in the eastern US, might be among the creatures to be seen this month at Reinstein, which regularly hosts informative nature walks. The salamanders spend most of their time underground, but this is their breeding season, when they head for temporary pools to lay their eggs.

  


 

May 1 

Earth Day in May /I Love My Park Day 

Keep the Earth Day spirit alive by caring for Reinstein Woods’ trails. Small groups can venture out to work on projects throughout the day. Masks and social distancing are required. 

Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Garden in a Jar

Create your own tropical oasis with the help of this workshop, held at the Botanical Gardens with safety guidelines in place. Learn how terrariums work, how to create an enclosed ecosystem, and how to care for your tropical plant.  This fun workshop includes all materials needed to build a tropical terrarium. 

1 p.m.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

May 2, 15–16, 22–23, 29–31

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.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

  

May 5 12, 19, 26

Wild Wednesdays  

Kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For grades K through 5; preregistration required.

1 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

May 8

Mother’s Day walk

Celebrate all caregivers on this guided walk as participants search for new life and discover how young plants and animals survive. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

May 14

Insects of the Night

Some insects are much more active at night. Discover the moths and other insects attracted to UV lights and baited trees. Pre-registration required.

7:30 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

May 22

Ribbit, Slither, Croak!

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

10 a.m at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

May 29

Kickoff Summer Walk

Enjoy a guided walk in the woods to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial “kick off” of the summer season. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Through May 

Aquarium of Niagara

Buy timed tickets online to visit sea creatures, penguins, and more, including the new Shark & Ray Bay. 

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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