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Audubon Community Nature Center

Did you know that Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) encompasses a 600–acre wetland preserve that includes over five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens that you can explore daily from dawn until dusk?

It takes a lot of time and effort to keep Audubon’s property beautiful, diverse and amazing to hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski.

At Audubon’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m., September 7, Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will share The Nature Plan that ACNC follows to maintain the property throughout the year. You can discover some of the hidden gems at Audubon as you learn more about how the staff make sure you can always find them.

In addition to his primary responsibility as an Audubon educator, Tome manages the invasive species program and represents the education staff on the Land Use Management Committee.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follow the program, with coffee and tea provided. The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Nature Center Members. Registrations are accepted online on the Programs page at through Thursday, August 2. Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569–2345 during business hours or visit the Programs page at

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.