Central & Western New York

Hikes, Events and Work Days

Connect with Nature in Central & Western New York

Ready, Set, Butterfly!
Saturday, August 4 | 10 am - 12 pm | Penfield, NY
The stunning giant swallowtail butterfly will soon emerge from its chrysalis. Join us on a quest to see North America’s largest butterfly along the newly developed pollinator pathways in The Nature Conservancy’s Thousand Acre Swamp preserve in Penfield. Butterfly expert Shirley Shaw and Chapter Director Jim Howe will lead a memorable hike to witness this breathtaking butterfly take flight.


Explore a Climate-Resilient Forest on Tug Hill
October 13 | 10 am – 12 pm | Constableville, NY
Get a sneak peek at our work to create a climate-resilient forest on Tug Hill. Our efforts are aimed at re-establishing a strong and diverse forest able to weather a changing climate, maintain corridors for wildlife movement and migration, and ensure that ecosystem services like clean air, water and timber are generated for people. The event will meet at Snowridge ski resort.


Bike Canadice Lake
October 8 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Canadice, NY
On October 8, 9:30 a.m., circle a beautiful Finger Lake that provides drinking water for millions of people. This 7-8 mile ride will offer autumn views of the forests that clean Rochester’s water.



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