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Happy Groundhog's Day!

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Brrrr! It’s chilly outside! Although there were no shadows to scare Tony Tifft, the “resident groundhog” of Tifft Nature Preserve, back into his burrow today, it is hard to believe an early spring is on its way! Tony spent Groundhog’s Day trying out Tifft’s new kid’s snowshoes for rent in the freshly fallen snow and then retreated inside for a cup of hot chocolate and a cozy seat by the fireplace.  He hopes today’s scenic winter landscape sticks around a little longer for Tifft’s Frosty Fun Festival on February 16th  10am-2pm. Snowshoe Hikes, Frosty Fun Olympic Games, and lots more fun is scheduled for the date. Check out Tifft Nature Preserve’s Facebook page for upcoming program information and more photos of Tony Tifft’s Adventures this February! Happy Groundhog’s Day from Tony Tifft!

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo, NY 14203  716.825.6397  www.sciencebuff.org

The Power of Tifft Volunteers

The Power of Tifft Volunteers

Share the wisdom of nature with our community’s youth and the young at heart! Become a Tifft Volunteer! By sharing a fraction of your time with Tifft’s visitors now, you are forging a vital connection between the wonders of nature and the environmental leaders of the future! Join us at Tifft for Volunteer Tour Guide Training on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm. No prior experience or expertise is necessary. Just bring your love of the outdoors and interest in working with school and/ or public audiences. Please call 716-825-6397 to register today!

  • Do you enjoy walking Tifft’s trails?
  • Do you delight in sharing nature with others?
  • How about socializing with other local nature-lovers?
  • Or are you new to Tifft and interested in exploring environmental education as a possible career path?

Whichever your interest, Tifft’s Volunteer Program has a perfect opportunity for you!

Panel Discussion: Dangerous Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

 

DETROIT (January 9, 2013) –Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The Nature Conservancy announce a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

A Statement Released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A Minimum of Three To Four Inches of Solid Ice Is Usually Safe For Anglers on Foot

With the onset of winter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.  DEC cautions that the presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on the ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Individuals are strongly encouraged to check ice conditions for themselves and avoid situations that appear to present even a remote risk.

What's Happening at the Botanical Gardens

What's Happening at the Botanical Gardens

A Statement Released by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.

Wooden Snowshoes Are the Way to Go

Wooden Snowshoes Are the Way to Go

Snow! Tifft’s shimmering white landscape is testament to this winter’s atonement for last year’s dearth. The frosted blanket upon the ground provides a stunning backdrop for viewing Tifft’s winter wildlife. Northern Cardinals appear evermore brilliantly red and the delicate branches of Tifft’s sleeping Cottonwood Trees contrast against the snow like a fine pen and ink masterpiece.

Top New Years Resolutions by the Numbers

Top New Years Resolutions by the Numbers
Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2012
  • Lose Weight
  • Getting Organized
  • Spend Less, Save More
  • Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • Staying Fit and Healthy
  • Learn Something Exciting
  • Quit Smoking
  • Help Others in Their Dreams
  • Fall in Love
  • Spend More Time with Family

News Years Resolution Statistical Data