Events

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insect

Insect Hunt!- Ellicott Creek 9/24/22

10:00 AM

Location: Ellicott Creek - Meet at Soccer Field

Join Ranger Stephanie while she goes exploring for some 6-legged friends and learn about the important role they play in our parks! We will be sweep netting in Ellicott Creek’s meadows so bring your own net if you have one. This a day of discovery for park goers of all ages, we welcome everyone who has any interest in insects.

Register for Insect Hunt!- Ellicott Creek 9/24/22

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seeds

Seed Collection-Sprague Brook 10/2/22

10:00 am

Location: Sprague Brook - Meet at Memorial Pond

Ere County Forester Josh Konovitz needs your help. He is looking to use native seeds collected from Erie County Parks to reseed areas throughout #YourErieCountyParks. Join him and Ranger Adam to help collect seeds from the Sprague Brook meadows while learning the basis of seed collection and preservation.

Register for Seed Collection-Sprague Brook 10/2/22

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leaves

Fall Colors - Eighteen Mile Creek 10/8/22

10:00 am

Location: Eighteen Mile Creek - South Creek Lot

As we continue through the seasons of 2022, join Ranger Nikki for a walk to admire the beauty of fall and learn why the trees change color!

Register for Fall Colors - Eighteen Mile Creek 10/8/22

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Fall Fest 2022

Erie County Fall Fest 2022

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Como Lake - Area near the James Depczynski Casino

We are excited to bring back the Erie County Fall Fest to Como Lake Park again in 2022 after a very successful event in 2021!

Plan to bring the whole family for this fun-filled day of vendors, food trucks, giveaways, entertainment & MORE!

VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2022

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Hike

Let's Hike -Sprague Brook 10/16/22

12:00pm

Location: Sprague Brook - Cross Country Ski Warming Hut (near lower camping loop)

Join Erie County Park Ranger Roy for vigorous and hilly hike in beautiful Sprague Brook Park. After a quick review of hiking basics and the 10 Essentials we will take on a hike of 5+ miles on challenging terrain.  This hike is best suited to people in good physical condition with some hiking experience.

Register for Let's Hike -Sprague Brook 10/16/22

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waterfall

Emery's Wonderful Waterfalls - Emery 10/23/22

12:00pm

Location: Emery Park - Parking lot near baseball field

Come join Ranger Stephanie and take a look at Emery’s waterfalls in the beautiful autumn foliage. Bring your camera, dress warmly, and bring a hot drink while we take a casual stroll through Emery. We will talk about how these waterfalls are made and the importance of the Cazenovia Creek watershed.

Register for Emery's Wonderful Waterfalls - Emery 10/23/22

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fungus

Fungus Among-Us - F01/F02 10/30/22

10:00 am

Location: Bureau of Forestry - Forestry 1 Parking Lot

Let’s go exploring for some fun-guys with Ranger Stephanie. This program is made for novice mushroom seekers but folks with expert mushroom hunting status are more than welcome to join. We will be traveling through coniferous, lawn, and upland deciduous habitat to look for a wide array of mushrooms. We will discuss special adaptations these fungi possess and their importance in keeping our forests healthy!

Register for Fungus Among-Us - F01/F02 10/30/22

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outdoor learning

Chestnut Ridge History Walk - Chestnut Ridge 11/5/22

10:00 am

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Casino Flagpole

Join Ranger Nikki for a hike through time as we discuss the history that made Chestnut Ridge the park it is today! Bring your own stories from the past as we learn about our oldest heritage park!

Register for Chestnut Ridge History Walk - Chestnut Ridge 11/5/22