Craft Your Fresh Holiday Decoration at Audubon Saturday, December 2

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Make your own holiday decoration with natural greens at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, December 2. You can sign up for the morning or afternoon workshop by phone or online.
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Audubon Community Nature Center

You can celebrate the winter season by making a holiday decoration with natural greens, using nature in your holiday decor or gift-giving.

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is offering two workshops on Decorating with Greens to make a small wreath, table decoration, or swag with beautiful natural greens.

Workshop times are 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Examples of decorations will inspire you to create something of your own design, and you will take home a unique holiday decoration you made yourself.

Directions, cut greens and a few other tools and decorative materials will be on hand to make one-of-a-kind pieces suited to your particular taste.

You are encouraged to bring additional decorations or supplies such as small wreath frames, ribbon, wire, pruners and holiday decorations to aid in making your creation.

Twelve-inch wire wreath frames are available for an additional $3 at the nature center.

All ages are welcome, though small children will need assistance.

The program fee is $16 for adults, $12 for Nature Center members and children 3-15, and free for those two and under.

Paid reservations are required by Friday, December 1. They can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Programs and Events.”

Walk-ins may be accepted if there is room. Call for availability after the deadline: (716) 569-2345.

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, 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.