Audubon Memberships and Wreaths: Perfect Holiday Gifts

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Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Coordinator Emily Nelson displays an Audubon gift membership beside an image of a beautifully decorated holiday wreath. Either of these could be just the right thing for that special hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday gift-giving list. Deadline for wreath orders is Monday, November 21.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

You can simplify your holiday gift-giving this year while you support one of Chautauqua-Warren Counties’ jewels.

An Audubon holiday membership package gives your special person, at minimum, a membership card for free building admission anytime all year, two guest passes, an Audubon exclusive holiday card, and more. Call (716) 569-2345 during regular hours or visit AudubonCNC.org/Memberships for all the details.

For your own holiday decorating or as the perfect gift, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has beautiful, fresh, locally-made, Frasier fir wreaths.

You can also choose a Uniquely Audubon wreath beautifully decorated with items carefully harvested from Audubon’s grounds. Or order a plain wreath to decorate yourself, at home or at the morning or afternoon Decorating with Greens class on Saturday, December 3.

Made on a wire frame, the wreaths’ completed sizes range between 18″ and 20″. Wreaths of fresh greens only are $28. Those with fresh greens and a Uniquely Audubon theme are $46.

Memberships and proceeds from the wreaths support Audubon’s mission of connecting people to nature. Wreath sales support a local wreath-making business as well.

Quantities of wreaths are limited. To place your order by the Monday, November 21 deadline, call the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 or order online through Programs and Events at AudubonCNC.org.

Wreaths can be picked up at Audubon on Friday, December 2, noon – 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To decorate your plain wreath with natural items, sign up for the morning or afternoon Decorating with Greens class on Saturday, December 3. 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 through Programs and Events at AudubonCNC.org.

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, enjoy the natural play space and hike the six 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 AudubonCNC.org, where you will find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.

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.