Audubon Welcoming Sponsors for Wild 5K Run/Walk and Butterfly Festival

Audubon Welcoming Sponsors for Wild 5K Run/Walk and Butterfly Festival

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk and Monarch Butterfly Festival are opportunities for businesses and individuals to show their community spirit and support nature education. Sponsors who make financial or in-kind contributions or donate gift certificates are recognized in a variety of ways. These range from […]

Audubon Community Nature Center 2018 Photography Contest Has Great Prizes

Audubon Community Nature Center 2018 Photography Contest Has Great Prizes

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Nature Photography Contest. This year’s theme is Natural Wonders: Big and Small. You are invited to submit work that best fits within the concept of the theme. Nature photographer Bill Smith will judge the entries after the July 31, 2018, submission deadline. First place winners in both the Adult (ages 18 or older, or out of high school) and Youth (ages 8 to 18, or still in high school) divisions will receive prizes of $300 cash plus $75 gift cards to Delaware Camera (cameraspot.com [1]). Second place winners will receive $100 plus $50 gift cards to Delaware Camera. ACNC will make and frame prints of the winning photographs that will be on exhibit at the Nature Center for one year. Winning photos and 12 finalists (six in each division) will be displayed indefinitely on the contest website (acncphotocontest.com [2]) along with the photographer’s name and city/state/country. Winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media, when known. To foster artistic development, winners and finalists can opt in to receive a personalized critique from the judge. In 2017, ACNC Nature Photography Contest winners came from as nearby as neighboring Cattaraugus County in New York and as far away as Hawaii. Full details of the competition as well as images of previous winners and finalists can be found at acncphotocontest.com [2]. _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. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., or online at __auduboncnc.org_ [3]_._

Audubon Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Bentley Preserve

Audubon Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Bentley Preserve

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Continuing a long-standing tradition, on Sunday afternoon, May 13, naturalist Jack Gulvin will lead the Audubon Community Nature Center’s annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Bentley Preserve now owned and operated by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. Starting at 2 p.m. at the entrance to Bentley Preserve just north […]

Learn About the Pollination Needs of Apple Trees, Friday, May 4, at Audubon

Learn About the Pollination Needs of Apple Trees, Friday, May 4, at Audubon

Article Contributed by  Audubon Community Nature Center Apple blossoms only turn into delicious, multipurpose fruits if they survive and are pollinated. To ensure a good crop, come and learn how to care for your apple trees at blossom time from orchardist Al Yelvington at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday, May 4, 2018, 2 to […]

School Field Trips to Audubon Receive Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Support

School Field Trips to Audubon Receive Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Support

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Upwards of 4,500 schoolchildren will visit Audubon Community Nature Center this spring to take Discovery Walks and learn about the natural world. Audubon recently received a significant grant from the Patrie-Leamon and Mabel Anderson Funds at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) that will help fund this program. […]

Learn About Being an Audubon Trail Guide on Wednesday, March 28

Learn About Being an Audubon Trail Guide on Wednesday, March 28

The Audubon Community Nature Center is looking for folks with enthusiasm for sharing nature with children. You can learn about leading Discovery Walks at a New Trail Guide Orientation on Wednesday morning, March 28. Audubon naturalist and volunteer coordinator Katie Finch, who will lead the orientation, is pictured here on a Discovery Walk. Article Contributed […]

Audubon Exclusives: An Artisan Country Breakfast

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Audubon Exclusives is a new initiative of Audubon Community Nature Center. Board members and serious champions offer distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences in support of Audubon’s work. Artist and board member Wendy Bale is opening her 1880’s former boarding house for one of the first Audubon Exclusives, “An […]

Learn About White-tailed Deer in the Forest at Audubon’s March 2 First Friday

Learn About White-tailed Deer in the Forest at Audubon’s March 2 First Friday

Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Many area residents are familiar with White-tailed Deer in their backyards. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m. on March 2, 2018, Dr. Susan Stout will give a presentation on “White-tailed Deer in the Forest.” White-tailed Deer are among the best-known wildlife in our […]

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