Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

from all of us at the
Tinker Nature Park

Winter Programs 2007

The upcoming New Year is shaping up to be a great year here at the park. We have many new programs scheduled for adults as well as children. Here is a glimpse of the first couple months in 2007. Scroll down as they may not all be in the order in which they are scheduled.
Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
Christmas Tree Recycling

January 6 & 7, 2007

10am-2pm both days

Please donate a non-perishable food item to benefit the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT)

Chipper donated by
Baker's Tree & Landscape Service
7375 W Henrietta Rd
Rush, NY 14543
(585) 334-3150

Town of Henrietta
Edible Bird Feeders
Saturday, January 13, 2007

Suet Feeders
Saturday, February 10, 2007

This is a two part series on feeding our feathered friends.
In these classes you will learn to make your own feeders using suet, peanut butter, millet, corn and birdseed to create beautiful edible decorations for the birds.
$10 supply fee per session

Pre-registration required
spaces are limited so sign up now!
Beekeepers and those intersted in beekeeping
Join us for the next meeting of the
Monroe Beekeeping Club
to be held in the
Hansen Nature Center
Saturday January 20, 2007, 1-3pmThis meeting will also include a demonstration on making Salves and Balms from the Tinker beeswax and honey harvest with Arleen Oliver. For a $5 supply fee and pre-registration you too can make and take your own jar of salve and a face balm to help soothe your dry Winter skin.
Everyone is welcome!!
With above normal temperatures, the indoor observation beehive has been quite active this winter, stop in a take a look.

Damon Lincourt
or call
The Hansen Nature Center @ 359-7044
Hansen Nature Center
Lunar Ski/Walk

Saturday, February 3, 2007
Come enjoy a lunar ski and walk through the park.
Afterwards join us in the Hansen Nature Center for a bowl of hot chili and cocoa!
This is a FREE, fun event
Pre-registration is required by January 31, 2007
There is a limited number of skis and snowshoes so you may want to bring your own.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A walk in the woods
You never know what you'll see when you walk looking up! An ear of corn the squirrels, squirreled up a tree.

These deer were enjoying the beautiful weather today.

And I couldn't resist a picture of the 'Pond' Cardinal. Next time your at the Nature Center, stop in and look out the window overlooking the pond and I'm sure you'll see him.
Student Model of Homestead Donated

Matt Rittler, a Good Shepherd School 5th grader, made this model of the Tinker Homestead last year as a 4th Grade History project.

Beans were used for the cobblestones on the house, and take a look at the pine tree in the front yard, it's a pinecone.

Thanks Matt, great job!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

New Website for Hansen Nature Center

Take a look over at the sidebar and you'll notice a 'NEW SITE' link for the Hansen Nature Center boasting a wonderful new format and much easier to navigate web pages.
The First Snowfall
The first official snowfall was a nice backdrop for birdwatching. The snow has since then melted and it feels like spring outside with temps hovering in the 50's for the next week.

There is a pair of cardinals that never stray far from the pond behind the Hansen Nature Center

Northern Juncos enjoying the plants left to seed on the garden outside the nature center.

A downy woodpecker enjoying the suet.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

R-H High School Seniors Private Tykim Salmon, Zach Spear and Mike Nwokelo help out at the Tinker Park with some winter clean up. The guys also worked last spring and summer preparing the museum for events.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Tinker Nature Park hosted the annual Victorian Christmas on December 2nd and 3rd. What a great turnout for this year's event. The museum was decorated for a Victorian Christmas while the Hansen Nature Center hosted Kris Kringle. There were also ornament making and refreshments enjoyed by visitors in the nature center.
This Fall the museum increased its exhibit space. Half of the metal pole barn now houses a farm machine exhibit. During the warm days in November Dave and John moved the machines into the new space.

John fired up the old 1950s John Deere B and towed the weeder into the pole barn.