Jamestown Audubon recently hosted the Audubon Council of New York State’s Fall Meeting.
Representatives from 16 chapters participated in the event that was held at the Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center in Mayville, New York. Following roundtable discussions on invasive species, innovative birding events, climate change, and more, they returned to their local chapters with ideas to enhance and further their conservation impact and educational programs.
In addition to securing presenters, Jamestown Audubon President Ruth Lundin organized a visit to the Audubon Nature Center and a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown.
David Gordon of Buffalo Audubon coordinated a birding pre-trip in the Buffalo area.
Jamestown Audubon worked with the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau to encourage participants to extend their stay to include tours before and after the meetings.
The spring meeting of the Audubon New York State Council will be held in Saratoga Springs.
Jamestown Audubon’s Nature Center is at located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Hours for the building and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 1-4:30 Sundays. Visitors can enjoy Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat or walk the more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails from dawn until dusk daily.
For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.