Friday, September 29, 2006

Harvest Fest 2006
What a great time this year at the annual Harvest Fest. There was a craft fair, sack races, horse drawn wagon rides and activities for everyone, but by far, the main attraction was the honey harvesting at the Hansen Nature Center.

Beth Byrne at her
Soap and Garden booth

Linda Karley
with her

Everyone loves the
wagon rides!!


The indoor beehive is back up and running this year. Come in and try and find the Queen Bee!!

Seanna Pratt and Amelia Lyman handing out samples and recipes of foods made with honey, Tinker honey that is!!

Ed Schmitt, the resident
bee keeper
and his assistant Damon
scraping the hives.

Belinda Pratt looking on
as her husband Tim, Nature Center Director,
fills the honey bears.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Civil War Days

The 3rd annual Civil War Days was another success. Over 500 people attended the event and 8 different units where represented on the battlefield. The weekend kicked off with a concert from the "Excelsiors Coronet Band" on Friday night. The concert was one of the Henrietta Recreation's summer concert series.
On Saturday, the soldiers hosted the public in the living history encampments and then fought a battle in the afternoon. The Confederates occupied the battlefield with a decsive flank manuever against the Union. Sunday brought good fortune as the Union troops were victors at the end of the day The public was also treated to a Victorian Tea, Ladies Dress Show and a Civil War uniform program. Next years Civil War Days will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 3, 4, 5.

2006 ECO-Camp
Tinker Nature Park once again host site for the 2006 ECO-Camp held in conjuction with Cornell Co-op Ext., FLCC, Rush-Henrietta School District, Monroe County School

Business Partnership and Broccolo Tree and Lawn
Care, Inc. Twenty campers explored a variety of careers in the Green Industry, helped with landscaping at Hansen Nature Center,took Field Trips to FLCC and Mueller Field Station,acted as guides for the Field Days event at Tinker Nature Park and completed a service project, creating container gardens and delivering them to Woodcrest Commons.

We enjoyed having the campers and look forward to participating again in 2007.

Tim Pratt
Hansen Nature Center
2006 Volunteer Field Trip

Each summer Dave Oliver, the Tinker Homestead Curator, takes the docents on a field trip in rochester. This year it was a trip to the Susan B. Anthony House located in Rochester at 17 Madison Street. What a great experience to see Susan's life in correlation to the Tinker Family's.
To learn more about her visit the official website at:

from left to right
Joan Reed
Sandra Bently
Dorothy Turner
Martha Zonneville
Dave Oliver
Barb Hasbrouck