Nature

15 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – For runners and walkers of any age and experience, Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity not to be missed. You can walk or run through five kilometers of Audubon’s trails, enjoying the ponds, fields, and forests as you go. Then stay after your run/walk to enjoy snacks, visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and explore the exhibits inside the Nature Center. All funds raised through this race help Audubon maintain the grounds to keep the trails in good condition and restore habitats. While the race is held on Saturday, July...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – At the July Little Explorers you and the three to eight year old child(ren) in your life can investigate the wonderful world of butterflies and moths. “Floats Like a Butterfly” is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. In order to survive and grow, moths and butterflies make some pretty big changes to their bodies and the way they act. After a lesson, you will head outside to catch some of these incredible insects and learn all about how they change as they move through life. The lesson inside...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Opportunities remain to observe Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) participation in the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program, now in its eighth year there. Bird scientists will be working at ACNC on Saturdays, July 14 and 21 and August 4. While you are likely to see more the earlier you come when it is cooler, you can drop in any time between 6 a.m. and noon to learn how bird banding is conducted and why. You can walk side-by-side with ornithologists to learn how they capture birds in mist nets, weigh, measure, and identify them, fit them with a...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Summer in Chautauqua County means Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) must again attack the European Water Chestnut that first appeared in 2013. Audubon will be hosting a major Water Chestnut pull to remove it from ACNC’s Big Pond on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be served afterward. The European Water Chestnut can cover a water body so densely it chokes out other plants and animal life. A different species from the water chestnut that can be purchased in cans, in its native habitat in Europe, Asia and Africa, the plant is kept in...

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whether weeds, insects, or fungi, there are bound to be pests affecting your apple trees. On Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop on Apples All Year Long: Pest Management. Orchardist Al Yelvington will teach you about the common pests that frequently bother apple trees and ways to control them. Beginning with a general approach, you will learn how to identify pests, effective ways to survey your trees, and about integrated pest management for apples. While many pests already have a foothold by this time of the...

6 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The Garden Walk Committee The Maple Springs Community is proud to host their 6th Garden Walk on July 14 from 10am to 2pm with the theme of “Porches and Posies”. Garden Walk Committee member, Marilyn Martin noticed on her daily walk that Maple Springs not only boasts beautiful gardens and landscaping but also the most welcoming porches. Many of the homes in Maple Springs were built when the front porch was the connection to your neighbors and that tradition condition continues. Over 20 flower-filled gardens and cozy porches are included on the tour for the viewing pleasure of participants. The Garden Walk also...

4 Jul 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has a new way of fund raising that offers distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences or serves as a gateway to experts with time and talent to share. Some of these Audubon Exclusives are activities like learning to make gourmet pizza, touring Kinzua Dam, or being a fisheries biologist for a day. Others are a variety of specialized services that can be “purchased.” Current time and talent offerings are presented by a story teller, a friend you can rent, and a coin appraiser. Whether it’s youngsters at a birthday party, family cookouts, a group camping trip, or...

3 Jul 20180 – Jamestown High Schools’ Gardens of Weedin’ Club has been out and about finding time to dig in the dirt. Their first mission was to weed the overgrown “secret garden” area by the bench in front of JHS. Over the past few years, the club has planted annuals and perennials in this area to beautify the school. This year, the club added a three-tiered stacked planter. In the near future, they hope to add some hanging flower baskets at the front entrance of the school. For the fifth year, the Gardeners of Weedin’ spread love through their “Flowers for Friends.” Every fall, the club plants tulip and daffodil bulbs and in the...

1 Jul 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Last fall Tom LeBlanc gave a presentation to Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, sharing the photos and videos he took of the kestrels he found nesting in a box on his property outside Frewsburg, N.Y. At the July 6 First Friday, the Allegany State Park naturalist will lead a tour along the new boardwalk system over a wetlands area below the Red House Lake dam and spillway. With 25 years’ experience as an environmental educator and field biologist, LeBlanc led more than 30 people on the inaugural nature hike of the boardwalk in late March. The walkway was constructed last year in a...

27 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Saturday (June 2) 52 individuals had the extraordinary experience of taking guided tours of Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny National Fish Hatchery in Warren, Pa. Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) made this opportunity available as one of their Audubon Exclusives, and the dam tour was so exclusive that folks had to get government clearance to participate. ACNC board member and U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Nate Welker organized this event that was originally planned for 25 people. The response was so great that arrangements were made to double that number. Steve Lauser of the U.S. Army Corps of...
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