Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ice Cream Social



  
Annual Ice Cream Social


Ice Cream &Music in the Barn
Tours:
The Tinker Homestead
& Farm Museum
Henrietta History Museum




Saturday, July 12, 2014
12 pm — 3 pm 


1525 Calkins Rd
Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta


RH Middle School FIeld Camp

Rush Henrietta 7th grade students from Roth and Burger Middle Schools participated in an Environmental Field Camp at Tinker Nature Park. Field stations were run by AP Environmental Science students from the Senior High School and consisted of 7 topics: Population Size, Water Quality, Predator - Prey Cycles, Soil Testing, Geo-caching & Maps, Adaptations and Microscopic Aquatic Life.The field camp ran for a week and we were really impressed with the students, not only with their behavior and respectfulness of the park  but also with their interest in the activities at each field station. Welook forward to having them again next year.







Eagle Scout Project Completed


Cody Ernst, BSA Troop 7, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project with a landscape restoration project at the Hansen Nature Center. The overgrowth, and weeds were removed, rock wall repaired and the area planted with native shrubs and mulched.

 






Saturday, May 31, 2014

The " Garden Tinkerers"

The garden volunteer group " The Garden Tinkerers" recently completed the spring plantings of the gardens around the Tinker Homestead as well as the Display Garden at Tinker Nature Park. This volunteer group is made up of members of the Henrietta Garden Club, Cornell Master Gardeners and volunteers who have a love of gardening. Their time and effort is greatly appreciated! Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to participate.
 For more information please call the Hansen Nature Center at 359-7044.







Eagle Scout Project Completed

Dustin Greene, BSA Troop 56 recently completed a landscape renovation project at the Hansen Nature Center. Overgrowth was removed and new  native shrubs were planted and the bed was mulched.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Over 100 people attended the Earth Day Celebration at Tinker Nature Park. Visitors were treated to a program on Wolves presented by WOWEE, Hands on pond insect exploration and children's crafts. Thanks to our sponsors The Friends of Tinker Nature Park, RIT Environmental Science Program and the Town of Henrietta for contributing to the success of the program.






 



Friday, April 25, 2014

Upcoming Events

Earth Day at Tinker Nature Park
April 26th 10am-2pm
Featuring:
11am: World of Wildlife Educational Encounters: Howling at the Moon:
This program gives general information about wolves, their habits, their habitats, and the critical role they play in our ecosystem. We attempt to dispel the myths and misconceptions centered around wolves. A live wolf ambassador will be visiting the nature center.
        Additional Activities include: Wetland Studies with RIT Environmental Science Students, Walk the nature trails, children's craft, and more!
 
Sponsored By the Town of Henrietta and
The Friends of Tinker Nature Park.
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May 3rd: Spring Migrants Birding Hike: 9am:

Join naturalist Liz Magnanti from the Bird House Store on a hike through Tinker Park in search of migrating songbirds. Meet at the Hansen Nature Center at 9am. Please call 359-7044 to register. Bring your binoculars if you have them, nature center has a limited number for borrowing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Picture Perfect Day for an Egg Hunt!

The staff at Tinker Nature Park would like to thank all those involved that helped make this years egg hunt a success. This event would not be possible without the help of the Henrietta Recreation Department,  Parks Department, Senior Center and Henrietta's Youth Asset Team. From planning, set up and running the event these groups are always a pleasure to work with. Over 275 children were registered and the weather was the best we've had in recent memory for this event.
Youth Asset Team

Countdown to start - 7 & 8 year olds

The race is on!

Library card drive was a welcome addition.

A visit by the Easter Bunny to the nature center.

Crafts are always popular.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Owl Box

 The Allendale-Columbia Nursery School Class visited the Hansen Nature Center with the goal of making an owl nest box to donate to Tinker Nature Park. The class did an excellent job and can be proud of their contribution to wildlife habitat in the park. The nature center will have plans available for anyone who may be  interested in making their own owl nesting box.





Raptors

Paul Schnell, of the Institute for Environmental Learning presented a class on photography. Following his presentation, attendees were given the opportunity to practice their photographic skills with various birds of prey from the Institute. All birds were rehabilitated and are unable to return to the wild.
Paul discussing his photographic experiences.

Peregrine Falcon

Barn Owl

Bald Eagle

Weather cooperated for some outside practice.

Scenes from the End of Winter

The Burr Oak facing an end of season blizzard.

Canada geese pairing up for the nesting season.

Pileated woodpecker evidence in the woodlot.

Woodland swamp still ice covered.

Woodpecker activity throughout the woodlot


Pond still frozen over.

Nesting Bluebirds - a sign of Spring!