Head to Allegany State Park this weekend for he 58th annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, June 3-5, and learn about all things nature all weekend long.
Sponsored by Buffalo Audubon, Jamestown Audubon, Presque Isle Audubon, and Burroughs Nature Club, the pilgrimage is a weekend full of nature workshops, guided hikes and so much more, based at Camp Allegany on the Red House side of the park.
In the evenings, you might attend a presentation under the big tent in the company of hundreds of attendees. Other times of the day — from early morning to late at night— you choose from dozens of small-group programs. You might sit and talk, or take a hike. Nature topics include trees, flowers, ferns, insects, birds, salamanders, reptiles, tracks and signs, mammals, geology, astronomy, ecology, and more. You might also find a class in yoga, paper-making or photography.
What better way to enjoy ASP than a weekend full of informal field trips, including birding, wildflowers,pond life, mammals, butterflies, fungi, family nature walks, evening tent programs on Friday and Saturday, owl prowls, star gazing, early morning bird walks, bird banding demonstrations and much more?! Don’t miss this action-packed weekend that comes only once a year.
Deciding to come last minute? No problem! Walk-in registration available on any of the days of the event. It is $25 for the day for adults, just $2.50 for kids 5 and older. Folks just come to the registration building at the Camp Allegany site where activities take place.
For more info, visit www.alleganynaturepilgrimage.com
Photos by Paul Crawford