You are invited to bring your family for a potluck dinner, presentation, and fun outdoor activities at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Thanksgiving with the Birds on Saturday, November 18.
Dating to 1965, this annual event is Audubon’s oldest continuing tradition.
At 11:30 a.m. you can gather to mix broth-based soup contributions into a big pot over an outdoor fire. The flavor of the resulting appetizer is interesting and unpredictable, and usually delicious.
Audubon provides the roasted turkeys and beverages for the indoor buffet dinner that begins about 12:30. Participants are asked to bring a side dish (dressing, vegetables, potatoes, salad or dessert) and their own table service, including a mug for soup.
The theme this year is connecting people to nature. Diane Clark is the guest speaker and will talk about her journey developing Greystone Nature Preserve and her work there to engage children and families with the natural world. Volunteers and naturalists will lead guided walks.
Children may stay for the talk or join trail guides outside for an exploration of the trails. An indoor activity will be provided if the weather is dangerous, but every effort will be made to go outside, so dress accordingly.
The Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop will be open for holiday shopping during this delightful event hosted by Janet Forbes and Alan Brown.
Because seating is limited, paid reservations are required by Monday, November 13, 2017: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or reserve online on the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Diane Clark is the founder and director of Greystone Nature Preserve in Fredonia. Her 33 years of teaching have included all levels from Penn State University to the Chautauqua Institution’s Nursery School. Recently she has been an Outdoor Adventure Educator at the Cassadaga Job Corps. She has been a speaker and an adamant environmental awareness organizer throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 1986 Diane joined the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament and walked across the country from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. She is an active member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge of the Seneca Nation. She also teaches in the special studies program at Chautauqua Institution.
Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.
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.