Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has a new way to welcome Spring this year: all merchandise will be 10% off every Sunday in April – and Sundays are free admission days for the Nature Center building.
The Blue Heron carries a wide range of items. Clothing includes t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets and caps. There are books and puzzles for all ages. Children will also love the puppets and animal toys, with felted animals a recent addition. Distinctive jewelry includes new hand-painted leather pins and earrings. Notecards and stationery, handcrafted walking sticks, drinking glasses and travel mugs, and locally-made soaps and jams and jellies are some of the popular items. Birdseed and bird houses are always featured.
Nature Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
There is never an admission fee to visit the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Sundays are free admission days for the Nature Center, where visitors can enjoy displays of local reptiles and amphibians, plus tanks of fish. Other indoor exhibits are frogs, pollination, fish pond, crawl-through log, and duck stamps, including the signed print by artist Jennifer Miller. There is also seating to observe a beautiful view of birds, chipmunks, squirrels and sometimes even deer at the Center’s birdfeeders.
ACNC members always receive a 10% discount on all Blue Heron Gift Shop merchandise and free admission to the Nature Center. (You can become a member by clicking on “Membership” at auduboncnc.org/memberships.)
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The 600-acre wetland preserve with its more than five miles of trails and an outdoor exhibit of Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours 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.