Audubon Nature Play Day is Free on Saturday, July 20th

“Cooking” is just one of the fun possibilities at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Nature Play Day. A naturalist is on hand to answer questions from the two- to eight year-old children and their adults who come to experience play opportunities in the outdoors on Saturday morning, July 20.

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Nature Play Days at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) are an opportunity to let the two- to eight-year-old children in your life explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while you learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

You are welcome to drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, July 20, and stay as long as you would like.

Adults are required to stay with their children. A naturalist is on hand to answer questions and offer information. ACNC staff conduct a survey during the event to better understand nature play. Participation is voluntary but greatly appreciated.

This is the last Play Day when you can come early to observe bird banding at the pavilion by the west entrance. Weather permitting, ornithologists will be banding from 6 a.m. to noon.

Be prepared to play outside. Wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and dirty. You may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. Adults may want to bring a chair, snacks and water or a drink.

The program is free thanks to support by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 or going online to and clicking on “Current Schedule.” Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The three-story Nature Center contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop; building hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. The 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.