Audubon Natural Investigators Study Owls Saturday, January 28

Eight to 12-year-olds and their adults are invited to be Natural Investigators in the study of owls at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday morning, January 28. A Barred Owl is pictured.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Join an Audubon educator to learn all about owls at Audubon Community Nature Center’s newest monthly program, Natural Investigators.

You and your 8 to 12-year-old(s) can learn about these secretive, nighttime creatures at the inaugural Natural Investigators program on Saturday, January 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Owls are rarely seen during the day and often are only heard at night. While seeing an owl is rare, you can learn about them from their signs.

The first part of the program will be indoors as you examine owl artifacts, looking at owl feathers, wings, and talons, and dissecting an owl pellet to find out what they eat.

You will then head outside to explore the woods and marshes that owls at Audubon call home.

This program takes place rain, snow or shine, so dress for the weather.

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, January 26, 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 on 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, and hike, snowshoe or cross country ski 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.