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Audubon Community Nature Center
Five minutes away from Audubon Community Nature Center is a farm with a story.
On Saturday, July 13, you can meet at Audubon, then carpool to the Bootjack Farm for a 10 a.m.-noon. tour to learn how a conservationist is reclaiming an old, run-down farm.
There was a lone house out in the middle of the fields. Long before today horses traversed the paths out front with children driving farm machinery. Then a conservationist bought it. One day, half of it was torn down. Then it was rebuilt. Now it showcases ponds and myriad wildlife.
Learn the story of this property, what it was and what it has become.
Hike the trails, hear the history, and enjoy a morning in which past and present meet.
The homeowner will share stories of the land and take you on a tour to see all that he reclaimed. This is a great opportunity to see what an old farm can become with time and seemingly endless hard work.
This Audubon Exclusive — a unique experience offered for a donation to Audubon — takes place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather. Waterproof boots and insect repellent are recommended, and you might want to bring binoculars.
Space is limited. Cost is $20, and paid reservations are required by Thursday, July 11, 2019. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going online to AudubonCNC.org/Exclusives.