The Perfect Gift or Holiday Decoration: An Audubon Wreath

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Audubon Community Nature Center Public Engagement Specialist Jeff Tome gathered fern fronds for Audubon volunteers to decorate wreaths whose sale helps fund nature education. You can support Audubon's work by purchasing a finished wreath or choosing a plain one that you can trim yourself. Deadline to order is Monday, November 20. Workshops for decorating your own are Saturday, December 2.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

What could be better for holiday decorating or gift-giving than a beautiful, fresh, locally-made, Frasier Fir wreath from Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

Choose a plain wreath of fresh greens or a Uniquely Audubon wreath that may include fresh-cut berries, pinecones, and other items carefully collected or harvested in a sustainable manner.

Wreaths are made on a sturdy wire frame, and completed sizes range between 16″ and 18″.

Wreaths of fresh greens only are $28. Those with fresh greens and a Uniquely Audubon Theme are $46.

Proceeds from the Holiday Wreath Sale support Audubon’s mission of connecting people to nature in addition to supporting a local wreath-making business.

Quantities are limited. To place your order by the Monday, November 20 deadline, call the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 or order online through Programs and Events at AudubonCNC.org.

Wreaths can be picked up at Audubon on Friday, December 1, noon – 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You can decorate your plain wreath with natural items by signing up for a morning or afternoon Decorating with Greens class on Saturday, December 2. A wide variety of materials will be on hand to create one-of-kind decorations suited to your particular taste. For details and to register, call (716) 569-2345 or click through Programs and Events at AudubonCNC.org.

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, enjoy the natural play space and hike the six 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.