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Audubon Community Nature Center
Ever wonder what a turtle’s shell is really called? Or why they stick their heads inside? Why some turtles live on land and others live in water? And what turtles we have in our area?
For answers to your questions, come to the Audubon Community Nature Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, for Terrific Turtles.
In an open house style, meet turtles, pet some, and learn some of the facts and folklore surrounding these reptiles.
At least ten turtle species call this region home. You can learn more about each species as well as other non-native turtles.
You can touch some of the turtles and find out why others are protected. Learn how to create turtle-friendly habitat in your yard and what to do if you find a turtle crossing the road.
There will also be crafts, artifacts, and games.
For an additional $3, Scouts — and anyone who wants to join the fun — can earn a Terrific Turtles fun patch.
Fee is $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children 3-15, free for 2 and under. Admission to the event gives you free building admission this day.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.
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.