The Audubon societies from Buffalo, Erie, Jamestown, and Rochester are planning their annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage for June 1-3 this year. Last year’s evening Salamander Walk leader Judy Light is shown here helping to identify a salamander. (Photo by Terry Lorenc)
Allegany State Park is always the site of the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, an outdoor learning experience that combines fun with a variety of nature oriented activities. Its 54th event will be June 1-3, headquartered at Camp Allegany in the Red House area.
Allegany State Park abounds in wildlife, and it is not uncommon to see deer, porcupines, raccoons, and the occasional black bear. There are also incredible numbers of wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and trees.
For years this event, always the weekend after Memorial Day, has attracted hundreds of both seasoned naturalists and inquisitive beginners who have delighted in this traditional weekend of natural history, enjoying walking, hiking, and classroom studies of the habitats surrounding them.