Little Explorers Learn about Squirrels at Audubon, Saturday, November 11

Little Explorers Learn about Squirrels at Audubon, Saturday, November 11

Squirrels in this region come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

On Saturday, November 11, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about squirrels through artifacts, stories, and a walk outside.

You will learn what squirrels live here, how they are similar and different, and go outside to look for some of them or signs of where they have been.

The biggest squirrels in the region usually live underground and the smallest ones soar through the treetops. Though related, squirrels have different adaptations to help them survive. Some hibernate for the winter, while others stay active through the cold months. Squirrels eat everything from nuts to frogs. Learn all this and more when you attend the program.

After a lesson inside, the group will head for a hike outdoors, returning indoors for a snack and, if there is time, a craft.

The program runs rain or shine and going outside is the most important part, so come dressed for the weather.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children.  Reservations are required by Thursday, November 9, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit

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.

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