An Audubon Wreath: The Perfect Gift or Decoration for Your Home

Audubon Community Nature Center Executive Director Leigh Rovegno puts the finishing touches on a beautiful wreath of fresh greens at the Nature Center. You can support Audubon’s work by purchasing a similar wreath or choosing a plain one that you can decorate yourself.
Audubon Community Nature Center Executive Director Leigh Rovegno puts the finishing touches on a beautiful wreath of fresh greens at the Nature Center. You can support Audubon’s work by purchasing a similar wreath or choosing a plain one that you can decorate yourself.

The perfect start for your holiday decorating and gift giving could be the purchase of a fresh wreath from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser.

Monday, November 23, is the deadline to order a beautiful fresh, locally-made Frasier fir wreath that supports Audubon as well as local business.

You can choose either a plain wreath of fresh greens or a “Uniquely Audubon” wreath that includes fresh cut berries, pinecones, and other items carefully harvested from Audubon’s grounds. Wreaths are made on a wire frame and completed sizes range between 18” – 20”.

The wreaths of fresh greens only are $26. Those with fresh greens and Uniquely Audubon decor are $42. Quantities are limited.

Proceeds from the Holiday Wreath Fundraiser support Audubon’s mission of connecting people to nature, a connection that has proven to be an essential part of maintaining people’s mental, physical, and emotional health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

To place your order by Monday, November 23, call (716) 569-2345 or click through AudubonCNC.org [2].

Orders can be picked up at Audubon on Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can decorate your plain wreath with natural items by signing up for the Decorating with Greens Make-n-Take classes on Saturday, December 5. A wide variety of materials will be on hand to create one-of-kind decorations suited to your particular taste. For details and to register, click on “Register for Upcoming Programs” at AudubonCNC.org [2].

ACNC is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route
62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.

The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org [1], 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.