5 gorgeous green spaces to visit in WNY on Earth Day - PHOTOS
blog by S.J. Velasquez • April 22, 2013 @ 9:31am
Earth Day, a celebration of nature and natural resources, came about in 1970. Across the country, Americans protested dangerous and wasteful environmental practices, and they basked in the beauty of the outdoors on April 22.
Today, decades after the first Earth Day rallies occurred, we still celebrate the holiday. Buffalo, a city designed largely by “father of American landscape architecture” Frederick Law Olmsted, is in no way deficient of beautiful natural spaces where locals can celebrate Earth Day.
Below is a list of five places around Western New York to visit today, Earth Day:
Tifft Nature Preserve
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Highlights: Breathtaking flower shows, nature exhibits and entertaining special events like Starry Night in the Gardens.
Photo from Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens official Facebook page.
Highlight: Eternal Flame Falls, as seen above.