Learn “The Truth About Beavers” at Audubon’s First Friday, October 4

If a tree like this is all you can picture when you think of beavers, you can learn much more at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on October 4.

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Did you know that beavers are the second-largest rodents in the world, and that they were nearly completely eradicated from New York State in the early 1800’s?

Audubon Community Nature Center has had beavers popping up all over their property, with lodges and dams built near the trails as well as in the swamps.

At Audubon’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on October 4, you can learn about how beavers have made a comeback and the many benefits they provide.

Jennifer Pettit’s “The Truth About Beavers” will include beaver biology, as well as the history of beaver management in New York and how landowners can manage beaver on their property.

Pettit is a wildlife biologist and the sportsmen education coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9, serving Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. She is responsible for managing furbearer and small game mammal populations in the region.

Bring a brown bag lunch to share afterward and enjoy the company of the presenters and fellow participants.

The fee for attending First Friday is $8 or $6 for Nature Center members. Walk-ins are welcome. Registrations are accepted through Thursday, September 5, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going online to AudubonCNC.org/Programs and clicking “Current

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 about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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.