Thursday, July 02, 2015

Community Garden Project

New Compost Bins for the Community Garden Project - constructed as an Eagle Scout Project by  Eddie Miller Troop 171.

The Gardens are looking good and the fencing is in the process of being installed.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Following the June meeting of the Rochester Beekeepers Club, new beekeepers were instructed on how to properly check for mites in the hives. The hives at Tinker were checked and were found to be in good order with very low mite levels.

Volunteers at Tinker Nature Park

Henrietta Rotary Club Members cleanup and replant the gardens at the Gazeebo by the pond.
We would like to thank the Rotary Club for their continued volunteerism at the Park.

Friday, June 12, 2015

School Tours

The Hansen Nature Center recently finished with school tours from the Rush-Henrietta School District. We were pleased to have visits from all the 1st grade classes in the district. Tinker Nature Park was also the host of the week long Field Camp for R-H Middle Schools - Burger and Roth 7th grade, with each field station being taught by students from the R-H Senior High School.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Spring Activity

More signs that Spring is in full swing at Tinker Nature Park:

 Thank you to Bill Cooper for tending to the Tinker Nature Park Sign at the Corner of Calkins and Pittsford-Henrietta Town Line Road.  The Garden Tinkers have also finished the plantings at the Tinker Homestead. The new Community Garden Project has taken off, with many of the beds having been planted. Water service is in progress and the fence is on location , to be put up after the water line is finished.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Planting at Tinker Homestead

Tinker Homestead would like to thank "The Garden Tinkerers" for their efforts in planting and maintaining the gardens at the Tinker Homestead. The dedication of these volunteers is reflected in the beauty of the gardens and are enjoyed by the many visitors to the park.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Earth Day at Tinker Park

Earth Day 2015 at Tinker Park included a memorial tree dedication (in memory of Teagan Hendy), wetland studies with students from RIT, a live animal show presented by WOWEE, Cornell Master Gardeners offering answering questions related to gardening and a visit from the Henrietta Pop-up Library. Prior to the days activities new touch trail boxes were built and installed by Mathew Passero, Troop 401 as an Eagle Scout Project.The programs were well attended and we would like to thank all who participated in and made the program a success.

 Pack 332 volunteered to plant the memorial tree

Dedication of Mulberry tree in Memory of Teagan Hendy (Winslow Elementary)

RIT Student explaining water run-off

Searching for pond life with RIT students

Full House for Animal Ambassadors (WOWEE)

Seed starting project

Mathew(holding box) with crew he organized to install boxes

So many book choices!

Decorating their reusable totes

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Upcoming Program

Historical Bartram's Gardens
Presented by Jim Martel, Master Gardener,
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Saturday May 9, 2015
10:00 - Noon
Located along Schuylkill River, Bartram’s Gardens features a
botanical garden and arboretum, wildlife habitats, tidal wetlands
and a reclaimed meadow.
Its' historic core is a collection of Bartram plants; species collected, grown and studied by the Bartram family from 1728 - 1850, with a focus on native plants of Eastern North America.
Free and open to the public. Call 359-7044 to reserve your seat.