For many, summer is a busy time of year as they take advantage of the limited number of warm weekends.
You are invited to slow down and celebrate the Summer Solstice at Audubon Community Nature Center on Sunday, June 20, between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Come for as long as you like and take the time to relax in nature with friends, family, reflections, and a bonfire. You can also participate in a reflective sunset hike on the trails.
The Summer Solstice and the surrounding days have been celebrated in a multitude of countries and cultures for hundreds of years. Around the world today, bonfires are still lit in celebration, often accompanied by festivals with food, friends and music.
Take this time to reflect on what feelings, actions and practices you want to leave behind and what you want to take with you or begin a new during this time of change in both the seasons and our lives.
Audubon will have a bonfire blazing at the Urban Pavilion on the west side of the property. Come and celebrate the season as we embrace the changing seasons and abundance of light.
Plan to walk a quarter mile to the bonfire and dress for the weather. Have a face covering available, as they are required for outdoor programs during which participants cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups.
Fee is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members, $2 for children 3-15, free for 2 and under. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated: Call (716) 569-2345 or click through “Register for a Program” 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. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the six miles of trails on the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.
The Nature Center building includes the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation only.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, 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.