Do you know what tracks animals make? Can you identify them when you see tracks in the snow or mud or grass?
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about “Making Tracks” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers.
You can learn what kinds of animals have visited Audubon by investigating their tracks.
Unless the weather is particularly severe, after the indoor lesson and exploration, you will head outdoors.
After studying the size and shape of the animal’s foot and the pattern it makes as it walks or runs, you can try to match it to the track guide. Along the way, you may find other signs that an animal has passed through.
Returning inside, everyone gathers for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.
The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday, March 8, 2018, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
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 located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop.
Building hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. The 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and 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