Free Walk and Talk by Amherst Conservation Council

Date(s) - Sunday, Mar 15, 2015
2:00 pm

Glen Park


“The Foundation of Amherst: Clues Beneath Your Feet” will be the topic of a free Walk and Talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in Glen Park, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. Participants should meet on the Glen Avenue bridge near Mill Street.

Richard Laub, who has served as curator of geology at the Buffalo Museum of Science for 38 years, will lead participants on a walk that discusses Amherst’s pattern of development that can be traced to movements within the earth’s crust. You may bring a fossil for Laub to identify.

The program will take place rain or shine. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

For more information, call 688-6566 or email

The Walks and Talks are held by the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council. Other walks are:

“Migratory Birds at Amherst State Park” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St. near Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Participants should meet at the kiosk parking lot in front of St. Mary of the Angels apartment building. Jerry Thurn, a field guide for Audubon Center and an aerospace engineer, will discuss birding and citizen science.

“Underwater Monsters of the Great Baehre Swamp” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Great Baehre Conservation Area on Hopkins Road, less than one mile north of Klein Road, Amherst. Wayne Gall, a regional entomologist for the state Department of Health who also served on the staff of the Buffalo Museum of Science as curator of entomology, will share his love of aquatic creatures.