Audubon Art Camp Supported by United Arts Appeal a Great Success

JAMESTOWN – A Projects Pool grant from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County supported the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s recent Art Camp. Audubon teacher/naturalist Katie Finch, who lead the camp, noted, “This was such a wonderful experience! The campers created some wonderful art and really enjoyed using nature as both the inspiration and […]

Two Audubon Guided Walks Remain This Summer

JAMESTOWN – Two opportunities remain for Monday afternoon walks guided by one of the staff naturalists at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. Today and August 13 will conclude this series that began in May. The hour-long walks start at 2 p.m., with a different naturalist leading each one. Topics depend on what nature provides and […]

Audubon’s June 30 Secret Gardens Tour Offers “Bonus” Gardens

JAMESTOWN – Cooperation between local organizations has led to “bonus” gardens being added to this year’s Secret Gardens Tour offered by the Jamestown Audubon Society. The Saturday, June 30 event regularly features five “secret” gardens that require access to the gardeners’ property. Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) received funding from the Sheldon, Lenna and Chautauqua Region […]

International Entries in Audubon Photo Contest

JAMESTOWN – Spain, India, Sri Lanka, England, Wales, British Columbia, Ontario and 29 states: entries in this year’s Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest are coming – literally – from around the world. Audubon Center and Sanctuary Program Director and contest coordinator Jennifer Schlick suggested that, “This year’s increased publicity has informed more people of the […]

Observers Welcome to National Bird Banding Program at Audubon

JAMESTOWN  – You are invited to witness a national study of bird behavior. On Saturdays throughout the summer the public can observe ornithologist Emily Thomas band birds at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary as part of the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program. You can join Thomas to learn how scientists capture, band, and release birds […]

Audubon’s TogetherGreen Volunteer Day a Huge Success

JAMESTOWN – “More than we dared hope for!” That’s how Program Director Jennifer Schlick described the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s recent TogetherGreen Volunteer Day, when 85 folks worked with smiles, despite the rain. With tasks for every age and ability, volunteers were assigned to teams with different responsibilities. Among the volunteers’ accomplishments: ·         The Roadside […]

Audubon Offering Wildflower Walk at Chautauqua

JAMESTOWN – Spring wildflowers flourish in the wild places on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Audubon Center and Sanctuary Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome, a longtime student of wildflowers, sees as many as 250 varieties each spring. While leading groups of local schoolchildren, he observed the large numbers of wildflowers on the Institution grounds. From 9 […]