Weekly Feature



2018-11-08 / Lifestyles

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for a specific event, call 683-5959.

Natural Products Workshop

Learn how to make natural cleaning and beauty products for yourself or to gift to others, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Participants will make a natural cleaner or a lip balm to take home. The fee for materials is $7, or $5 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members. Registration is required.

Nature’s Gathering

Sample regional wines and hors d’oeuvres, as you help support Friends of Reinstein Woods. Western New York artisans will be showcasing their nature-themed artwork and specialty items, all available for purchase. This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Call 683-5959 for more information or visit www.reinsteinwoods.org to purchase tickets.

Wild Wednesday

Together, children and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, hour-long outdoor activity from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. This event is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, and registration is not required.

In the Rut

During this month, whitetail bucks are on the hunt for does. Take a walk and search for bucks in the preserve. Registration is required.

Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice

Join a guided nature walk through the woods at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Registration is not required.

Senior Stroll

Experience nature at your own pace and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. This event is for adults only, and registration is required.

Outdoor Skills

In this program, you will build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. This event is for people age 8 and older, and registration is required.

Winter Wonderland

Reinstein Woods will hold its annual winter open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The day’s activities will include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, strolling and reading on the Story Boardwalk, a winter scavenger hunt, ice fishing demonstrations, a scarecrow spot where attendees can become living bird feeders, snow art, nature crafts, a wildlife winter survival hike with Erie County Park Ranger Jerry Krajna, a presentation by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on wild bird rehabilitation, battery recycling, a talk on the history of maple sugaring, a compass course, Native American games, crafts with the Girls Scouts of Western New York and the opportunity to explore snowflakes with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Registration is not required, and there is no admission fee.

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