Niagara County Sportsmen's Association, Bond Lake Park, 2505 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 2 p.m., today.
Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Harlem Road Community Center, Snyder, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Joanne Schlegal will discuss "Rare and Unusual Flora Finds." Call 652-8409.
Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Mike Hamilton will present a slide show, "A 1996 Birding Trip to Alaska." Call 881-6709.
Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday.
Buffalo Nordic Ski Club, Wick Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Snyder, 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday.
Southtowns Walleye Association, Newton Abbott Fire Hall, 4326 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Officials from ALERT, U.S. and Canada Coast Guard, Erie County Sheriff, Niagara Region Police, Niagara Parks and NYS Parks police will discuss boating and recreational vehicle regulations and safety for U.S. and Canadian waters.
2001 WNY Traveling 3-D League, Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Feb. 18. Call 672-7564.
WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Archery Tournament Winter League, Bison at Bison Archery Range, 2459 Seneca St., Feb. 18. Call 826-1102.
Niagara Region 2001 Winter Bow Hunting League, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Feb. 18. Call 892-4606.
Lockport Lions Club Military-Firearms & Appraisal Gun Show, South Lockport Volunteer Fire Department Recreation Hall, Route 78. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., today.
Iroquois Arms Collectors Association Gun Show, Eagles Club, 6614 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 24 and 25.
Niagara Frontier Sportsman's Show, Creative Arts Building, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 3 and 4. For exhibitor information, call 542-9929.
Southtowns Walleye Association's Harry A. Smith Installation and Awards Banquet, Michael's Banquet Facility, Saturday. For reservations, call 825-7619 or 822-8599.
Safari Club International, Central & WNY Chapter Banquet, Hearthstone Manor, Feb. 24 and Annual Outfitters and Artists Day, Feb. 25. Call 668-1353, 679-1884 or 648-6265.
UAW 686 Pistol Club NRA Certified Course, Walnut and Vine streets., Lockport, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 21. Call Larry Koch (433-0094) or Gordon Botting (434-1563).
Wheatfield Permit Pistol Course, 6-10 p.m., Feb 21. For an application send a SASE to: Pistol Permit Course, Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road, North Tonawanda 14120.
Blasdell Rod & Gun Club, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 27, 27 and March 1. Register at first class. For details, call 823-4941.
Erie County Bassmasters presented its 2000 awards during its January banquet: Angler of the Year, Don Staszczyk, 117 pounds, 1 ounce; Lunker of the Year, Gary Whiting, 6 pound, 9 ounce largemouth at Pigeon Lake; Mr. Bass, Beth Campbell; Presidents Award, Blackthorn Tavern; and ECBM Classic Champion, Don Staszczyk 26 pounds, 15 ounces at Lake St. Clair.
Robert Keicher of Cheektowaga was honored as one of Safari Club International's five top recruiters for 2000. Keicher, who recruited 42 new members to the Western New York chapter in 2000, placed fourth among a field of more than 41,000 competitors and accepted his award during the recent SCI Hunters Convention held at Las Vegas.
David Laubish, banquet chairman for the Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, was cited for his service as that chapter's president for the past four years during the NWTF 13th Annual Superfund Banquet at Michaels Banquet Facility on Feb. 3.
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo: Wellness Walk, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Snowshoe rentals, weather permitting. Call 825-6397 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks: Animals You Live to Hate, 3-4 p.m. today,; Feb. 18: History of Beaver Meadow -- Stories in the Wood (register by Monday). Exploring the EcoIsland Nature Center on Grand Island, 1 p.m., Saturday. Genesee Community College Maple Sugaring Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 492-5265 to register. For all other events, call 457-3228 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Hamburg Natural History Society cross country skiing at Penn Dixie site, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560.
Niagara Regional Park Interpretive Programs: Olmstead Winterfest, Delaware Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Feb. 18. No registration required. Call 278-1728.
Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Dishmill Creek Trek, 10 a.m., Thursday; Family Nature Walk (Big Trees), 10 a.m., Saturday; Novice Nature Ski Hike (Trailside Lodge), 1 p.m., Saturday; Intermediate Nature Ski Hike, 2:30 p.m., Saturday; Novice Nature Ski Hike, 1 p.m., Feb. 18; and Winter Wonder Walk (Trailside Lodge), 2:30 p.m., Feb. 18. Call 493-3625.
Erie County Legislature Winter Carnival Youth Casting Program: Chestnut Ridge Park, today, noon - 4 p.m.; and Delaware Park, noon - 4 p.m., Feb. 18. Call 852-4821.
Earth Spirit Educational Services Snowshelter Construction, 1-3 p.m., Feb. 18, Woodlands Environmental Education Center, Sardinia. Call 941-6267 or see the Web site: www.earthspiritedu.org.
Bond Lake Nature Center, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. Open daily from dawn till dusk. The Nature Center features exhibits and videos on various nature themes from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday.
Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: DeCew House "Bird Hike," 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 735-2345; Fonthill Hike, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 892-7904; Canal East Side/West Side, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 735-2345; Shorthills Provincial Park, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 688-3139; and St. Johns School, 2 p.m., Feb. 18, call (905) 935-4177.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.