Little Explorers Learn about Beautiful Birds at Audubon, Saturday, February 10

“Beautiful Birds” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday morning, February 10. Through an indoor lesson and a walk outside, children ages three to eight and their favorite grownups will learn all about birds – like this Black-capped Chickadee photographed by Suzette Paduano.

Article Contributed by
Audubon Community Nature Center

You probably know that birds have feathers, build nests, and lay eggs, but the more you delve into the lives of these animals, the more fascinating they become.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn more about “Beautiful Birds” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers.

Feathers are a unique feature of birds. This is an opportunity to investigate feathers, nests, wings, beaks, feet and more.

Unless the weather is particularly severe, after the indoor lesson and exploration, you will head outdoors. There you will feed the birds as well as see their tracks in the snow and other evidence that they are around in the winter. Remember to dress for the weather.

You will also learn about a citizen science project called the Great Backyard Bird Count and how you can participate.

After going outside, everyone gathers back indoors for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday, February 8, 2018, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is 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

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.