Audubon Little Explorers Investigate Fur, Feathers & Scales Saturday, November 11

On Saturday morning, November 11, Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers and their adults begin indoors to learn about animal coverings before heading outside to see what they can discover.
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Animals have coverings on their bodies to help them survive. They might have fur to keep them warm in the winter, shells to protect them from predators, or many other coverings.

You and your 3 to 8-year-old(s) are invited to join the Little Explorers and their favorite adults to learn about “Fur, Feathers and Scales” on Saturday, November 11, 10–11:30 a.m., at Audubon Community Nature Center.

Little Explorers will investigate and compare some of the things animals have on the outside of their bodies and learn how each adaptation helps different animals find food and survive predators or the climate.

The program begins indoors with a hands-on exploration of different animal coverings such as fur, feathers, and shells. After visiting some of Audubon’s animal ambassadors to figure out how their coverings help them, everyone will head outdoors to look for animals in the wild.

A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time.

Little Explorers takes place regardless of the weather, so dress accordingly.

The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3–8 and Nature Center members.

Enrollment is limited to 15 children, 30 participants total.

Make required paid reservations by Thursday, November 9, 2023, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to and clicking through Programs and Events.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, and hike over five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, 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.