First Day Hike – Humphrey Nature Center – 1/1/2017

These walks search out the nature lore of the winter season as we examine trees, winter weeds and fungi and discover animal signs and tracks. (“In person” track makers are always a possibility.) For all of the hikes, it is suggested you dress for the weather. If snow gets “knee deep”, you may find it helpful to also bring your own snowshoes. (We will have a few snowshoes that may be borrowed.)

First Day Hikes – 2 choices on New Year’s Day

The hikes are scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm at The Humphrey Nature Center. Participants are urged to arrive half an hour early to register. Hot Chocolate & Cookies will follow at 3:00 pm. Two levels to choose from:

1) Families with younger children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Letchworth CSI – Who Done It: Journey on a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain near The Humphrey Nature Center past, frozen bogs and the Trout Pond.

2) Families with older children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Exotic Trees from Other Lands and State & National Champions: Two mile loop to Inspiration Point the Glen Iris Fountain and Middle Falls with more than 200′ descent and 200′ ascent along trails, roads and stairs.

For more information call (585) 493-3680.

End Of Summer Concert

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The last Summer concert series was a spectacular event! Great weather ended a great concert season.  The bands played crowd engaging music, face paintings, petting zoo, wildlife demonstrations and family fun for all.

The new Friends of Letchworth event tent was up and providing free shade and tables for those who happened upon the event and wanted to stay a while.  summer1

 

The Friends of Letchworth 50/50 raffle was the largest we ever had too!  With a total of $280 and the winner taking home $140, to which they graciously donated $40 back to FoLSP!

The “summer” season may be over but the fall colors are just warming up.  Be sure to stop by and visit our tent at the craft show this year and pick up your 2017 Calendar.

Learn About Letchworth Lecture – 8/24/2016

LectureTopic: Mr. Letchworth and Three Enlightened Colleagues

Description: William Pryor Letchworth was a Renaissance man for his time regarding philanthropy and the environment and three contemporaries of his were kindred spirits influencing his thinking. The presentation will discuss how these three like-minded souls, Pascal Pratt of Buffalo, William Webster of Rochester and Dr. Cordelia Greene of Castile interacted with Mr. Letchworth during the last half of the nineteenth century. Presenter, Ted Bartlett

When: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Where: Humphrey Nature Center, located near Trailside Lodge

The Learn About Letchworth Series is provided through a partnership between the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Livingston Arts.

For more information you can call:
Letchworth State Park at (585) 493-3600 or Livingston Arts at (585) 243-6785