Audubon’s June 2 First Friday: “Furbearers in Western New York”

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"Furbearers in Western New York" is the topic at Audubon Community Nature Center's First Friday Lunch Bunch on June 2, 2017. Wildlife biologist Jennifer Kurilovitch will share information about River Otters and Fishers. This River Otter had a fish in its mouth when it was photographed running over the paved trail in the backyard at Audubon.
“Furbearers in Western New York” is the topic at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on June 2, 2017. Wildlife biologist Jennifer Kurilovitch will share information about River Otters and Fishers. This River Otter had a fish in its mouth when it was photographed running over the paved trail in the backyard at Audubon.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

You can learn about some interesting mammals in our area at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch.

At 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, Jennifer Kurilovitch, a wildlife biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Furbearers in Western New York.”

Kurilovitch’s program will include discussion of recent research and populations status of River Otters and Fishers in New York State’s Region 9, records of furbearer observations, and guidance for coexisting with furbearers. Region 9 includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties.

You could learn some unexpected things about these appealing creatures: like that Fishers – sometimes called Fisher Cats – seldom, if ever, hunt for fish.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.

The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through Plan Your Visit/Attend a Program at 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.