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Audubon Community Nature Center
Animals are all around, but many are rarely seen.
While glimpsing animals can be exciting, you can discover a lot about them by the signs they leave behind.
On Saturday, November 25, 10–11:30 a.m. you and your 8 to 12-year-old(s) can be Audubon Community Nature Center Natural Investigators and learn about “Animal Signs and Game Cameras.”
Tracks, scat, nests, and trails are all ways you can see animal activity and become aware of their behaviors. Find out how to identify various animal signs, and look for them in the wild. You will also determine a good spot to set up a game camera to see if you can catch some pictures of the local wildlife.
After indoor time on animal tracking and how to identify common animal signs around Audubon, you will head outside to see what you can discover on the trails. Any photos captured on the game camera will be emailed to participants after the program.
The program happens rain or shine. Be sure to dress for the weather, and be prepared to do some off-trail explorations.
Be sure to stop by the Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop after the program to take advantage of 10% off holiday gift memberships and other store sales happening that day as part of Small Business Saturday.
The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for Nature Center members and children ages 8 – 12.
Enrollment is limited to 12 children, 24 participants total.
Make your paid reservations – required by Thursday, November 23, 2023 – by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Programs and Events.”
Natural Investigators is presented the fourth Saturday of every month, 10–11:30 a.m.
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 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 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.