Little Explorers Learn about Camouflage at Audubon, Saturday, February 13

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On Saturday morning, February 13, Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers and their adults will learn about “Camouflage.” After an indoor lesson, they will head outside to look for examples and test their camouflage skills in the forests and fields.
On Saturday morning, February 13, Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers and their adults will learn about “Camouflage.” After an indoor lesson, they will head outside to look for examples and test their camouflage skills in the forests and fields.

Whether a winter day is a snow-covered wonderland or bare and brown, animals have ways to keep out of sight. The blending into their surroundings that many animals do is known as camouflage.

You and the 3-8 year old child(ren) in your life can learn about “Camouflage” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Little Explorers, Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.

Both predators and prey animals use camouflage as an important survival tool, whether they are matching the colors and patterns of their surroundings or mimicking other plants or animals.

After a short indoor lesson learning how and why animals use different types of camouflage, you and your Little Explorer will head outside to look for examples and test your camouflage skills in the forests and fields.

A craft is offered if there is time.

Be sure to dress for the weather and have a required face covering available for when you cannot maintain physical distance.

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members.

Make reservations by Thursday, February 11, 2021, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Register for a Program.”

The Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.

The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski the six miles of trails and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

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.