Friday, January 26, 2007

Snow Shoe and Cross Country Ski Rentals

With all this snowfall, why not come on down to the Hansen Nature Center for some X-Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing. The trails are just beautiful this time of year and it makes for great exercise. Cost is $2 per person. There is a large quantity of sizes for all ages.
Backyard Birds

I get excited each time I see the birds at the feeder. With the background of snow, their colors are so vibrant
.

My favorite are the Cardinals, which have been abundant here in the park this year. As have been the Blue Jays, Juncos, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch and the Downy & Red Headed Woodpecker.

Female Cardinal puffed up for warmth.

I got some nice shots of a perched Hawk in the parking lot area as well.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


WANTED:
BEEKEEPERS
AND THOSE
INTERESTED IN BEEKEEPING

Join us for the next meeting of the:
Monroe Beekeeping Club
To be held at the:
Hansen Nature Center
Tinker Nature Park

Handmade Soaps
Saturday, February 10, 2007
At 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Registration required/$5 Supply fee
You’ll learn how to make beautiful handmade
glycerin soaps using Tinker herbs and honey.
Make and take home an all natural product!
PUBLIC WELCOME!
CONTACT
Damon Lincourt: monroebeekeepers@hotmail.com
or call
Hansen Nature Center @ 359 -7044

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Icy Wonderland

I couldn't resist posting some pictures of the park after the recent mini ice storm. Stop by and take a walk, it is truly spectacular. Click on the pictures for the full size.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Welcome to the Tinker Nature Park located Henrietta, NY.

The Park boasts 68 acres of nature, hiking and fitness trails, the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum, and the Hansen Nature Center.

Tinker Nature Park is located at 1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. The Tinker Homestead is open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Hansen Nature Center is open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Closed Sunday & Mondays. The park itself is open from dawn till dusk daily, year round.

All events are free and open to the public as well as private groups.


GIVE US A CALL
Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum
David Oliver
585-359-7042

Hansen Nature Center
Tim Pratt
359-7044







Friday, January 12, 2007

Christmas Tree Recycling

It's hard to believe the Holidays are already over and the trees have been taken down. Seed catalogs are arriving and a New Year has begun.



It was a great turnout of Christmas trees to be recycled at the park, bringing a fresh evergreen smell to the air. The mulch will be used on the trails this Spring.........right around the corner!


The Town Stationwagon was filled to the top with food donations for the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT) Thanks to everyone who donated.

A special THANK YOU to the volunteers from The Friends of Tinker Nature Park for their help and to Baker's Tree and Landscape for their generous donation of manpower and equipment.