Nature

19 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Fall is breeding season for elk, when males bugle and skirmish, competing for mates. You can be part of Audubon Community Nature Center’s day-long outing on Wednesday, September 26, to learn about and view herds of elk in Pennsylvania. The Audubon van will depart at 10 a.m. for Benezette, Pa., to visit the beautiful Elk Country Visitor Center. After lunch in St. Marys, the afternoon will be spent learning about these majestic animals through displays and diorama, interactive touch screen exhibits, the touch and feel Discovery Room and, for an additional fee,...

15 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center in honoring volunteers, celebrating the successes of the year, and welcoming new Board members at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner on Monday, September 24. The public is welcome to participate in this festive evening. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the Fireplace Room. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the buffet set up in the Exhibit Hall and seating in the Multipurpose Room. New board members will be installed at the 6:45 p.m. business meeting, followed by the...

14 Sep 20180 Saturday Afternoon, September 15   Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Increase your knowledge, and nature can be your grocery store. You can learn to identify fall fruits, nuts, and other wild plants available this time of year and how you can eat them on Saturday, September 15, 2-4 p.m., at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Fall Wild Edibles workshop. Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill, still others for fun. Foraging is a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, nourish your body, and strengthen your...

14 Sep 20180 Saturday Morning, September 15 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Let children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while you learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. Come to Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Nature Play Day on Saturday morning, September 15. Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nature Play Area. It is an open house format so you can stay as long as you would like. At Nature Play Days on the third Saturday of the month, young children are free to be creative with...

11 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has received help from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) in their commitment to conserve all planet Earth’s natural resources. “We are really thrilled with the support we have received from two Community Foundation funds that have made wonderful improvements in the nature center building while lightening our impact on the environment,” said Audubon Program Director Jennifer Schlick. Schlick said that the overhead lights in the lobby that were original to the 1992 addition had been starting to go out....

11 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Now is the time for businesses and individuals interested in supporting Audubon Community Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest to get on board. “We need to have our sponsors in place soon so they don’t miss opportunities for recognition,” said event organizer and Audubon naturalist Katie Finch. Enchanted Forest is the first Friday and Saturday in October. These magical evenings combine a luminary-lit trail with talking animals, fascinating both adults and the children they accompany. Finch pointed out that there is a new way for businesses and...

10 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Bugs/Insects and Silhouettes are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray these subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures. The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting. A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of...

4 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Animals of all shapes and sizes use their senses to find food, water, shelter, and other animals. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, September 8, you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life will learn how the animals around Audubon use their eyes, ears, nose, hands (or paws) to find things and stay safe. At the 10-11:30 a.m. “Sensing Nature” program you can learn all about how animals use their senses to survive. After a short lesson inside, you’ll head outdoors to put your eyes, ears, nose, hands, and...

3 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Did you know that Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) encompasses a 600-acre wetland preserve that includes over five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens that you can explore daily from dawn until dusk? It takes a lot of time and effort to keep Audubon’s property beautiful, diverse and amazing to hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski. At Audubon’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m., September 7, Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will share The Nature Plan that ACNC follows to maintain the...

2 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – The culmination of apple season is the delicious reward. You can learn more about products like cider, sauce, and jelly at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Apples All Year Long: Cider, Sauce, and More workshop, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, September 8. Cider, both sweet and hard, will be the star at this program, though other products will be included. And don’t be surprised if there are samples of some of these treats. While most apples do not ripen fully until October, this workshop gives you information to prepare for production. Learn about the tools you...
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