Audubon Plans Ancient Trees Field Trip

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Courtesy photo. On Saturday, March 15 the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will be taking a field trip to SUNY Fredonia’s College Lodge and Lily Dale to visit some of the oldest trees in Chautauqua County.
Courtesy photo. On Saturday, March 15 the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will be taking a field trip to SUNY Fredonia’s College Lodge and Lily Dale to visit some of the oldest trees in Chautauqua County.

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Jamestown Audubon Center

As part of its Bucket List series, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is providing the opportunity to see some of the oldest trees in Chautauqua County.

Audubon’s 2014 calendar pictures a year’s worth of amazing natural history opportunities you would want to experience before you “kick the bucket.” The event for March is being offered on Saturday, March 15: an Ancient Trees Field Trip.

Participants will meet at 11 a.m. for lunch at Mariner’s Pier Express Restaurant in downtown Jamestown. Then proprietor Chris Merchant, who has a passion for ancient trees and old growth forests, will introduce the group to some towering trees.

The Audubon van will provide transportation for a program that will include a hike of one and a half to two hours at SUNY Fredonia’s College Lodge and another brief walk of about a half hour at Lily Dale. Return is planned for 4 p.m.

Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and meet at Mariner’s Pier Express on the corner of Third and Spring Streets. Parking is free on Saturdays in downtown Jamestown

Cost for the day, including lunch, is $43 or $34 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Reservations with payment are required by Monday, March 10. Call (716) 569-2345 or click through the Program Listing link at http://jamestownaudubon.org/ to reserve online.

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.

To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org.