Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Cross country skiing season is upon us, and we are looking for donations of three pin cross country ski boots. All sizes, new or used. Call 359-7044 or e-mail naturecenter@townofhenrietta.org for more information.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween 2008

Last Saturday the annual Halloween celebration at Tinker Nature Park was a huge success! We would like to thank all the volunteers from Burger Middle School, Roth Middle School, Sperry High School, Bishop Kearney, the R-H Interact Club, Youth Asset Team, Tinker Homestead Docents, Friends of Hansen Nature Center, and Boy Scout Group 332 and their parents.

Barb Hasbrouck tells guests about the way funerals used to be in Victorian times

The undead provide entertainment in the homestead

Volunteers provide frights in the haunted barn

The woodland wander gave visitors a chance to meet nocturnal animals on the trails

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bat boxes and Display

A huge thank you to Eagle Scout Chris Nelson of Troop 750 for picking Tinker Nature Park as the site for his Eagle project. Chris made 5 bat boxes and a bat display board for the park! Three of the boxes can be found in the marsh, one by the pond, and the other is on display inside the Hansen Nature Center.

Chris, with the help of the Henrietta Parks Department, installing the boxes

In this climate, bat boxes should be stained black to capture the most heat

Come to the Hansen Nature Center to learn all about bats!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Natural Dyeing with Mushrooms

The Rochester Area Mycological Association held mushroom walks and dyeing demonstrations on October 4th at the Tinker Nature Park and Hansen Nature Center. We would like to thank them for coming out to share their skills!

Paper made from mushrooms!

Mushroom dyed yarns

Cricket Fegan shows off her dyed silk

'Dead Man's Fingers' were one of the many mushrooms found on the walk

A collection of mushrooms found on the trails