Archive for July, 2008

Questions of the Week

Attend the programs designated with a double ?? to find the answers

Do you know your trees?

What’s at the end of your hook?

Is this the highest point in the park?

What is a snot otter?

What died here a long time ago?

Where is the racetrack?

Where am I?

How do I find out where to go for the answers?  Pick up an Activity Schedule at the rental desk.

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July 22, 2008 at 2:21 am Leave a comment

A Busy Week Expected at A.S.P.

The weeks before and after July 4th are prime vacation time.  So far it has been a little cool, and many people have gone to nature programs instead of the beach.  Some highlights of the coming week are as follows:

Monday–The weekly Nature Center Series will focus on Pfieffer Nature Center in nearby Portville, N.Y.  The rustic lodge and old-growth forests attract many visitors. A Pfieffer naturalist will talk about some of the lesser known features of this fabulous place.

Tuesday–The Environmental Series Movie will be Planet Earth.  You can catch it at 9:00 p.m. at Quaker Amphitheater.

Wednesday–Allegany State Park Naturalist, Kim Dean will talk about porcupines and fishers for this week’s Wildlife Series program. Kim’s talk will be held at Quaker Amphitheater beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday–Butterflies are flying at Allegany State Park. Join Adele Wellman and Abbie Briggs to catch and identify a few of them. Meet them at 1:00 p.m. on France Brook Road, at the second bridge.

Friday–Heidi Tschopp, a volunteer wildlife rehabber and one-day-a-week park naturalist, will talk about ospreys.  Have you seen those big nests?  The young ospreys will fledge soon.  Join Heidi by the osprey platform near Cain Hollow.

Saturday–Abbie Briggs will take you hunting for ferns and mushrooms.  Join her at the Osgood trail parking area.  The naturalists were talking about a big beautiful fungus they found in that area this week.

Sunday–have you stopped in at the Old Quaker Store Museum?  There are a few new things to see, and a chat with Mercy or Virginia is always interesting.

July 4, 2008 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment


Trail Maps

pdf files of the Trail Maps here in Allegany State Park.

Here is a map of all the Streams in the park.

XC Skiing Reports

For recent updates on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Skiing Trail Conditions go to the Skinny Skiers Website

Allegany State Park Photos on Flickr

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