Jamestown, NY – The spring equinox marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north.
You are invited to celebrate this first day of spring with a hike on the beautiful grounds of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).
Audubon will provide the landscape and a naturalist to lead you through the woodlands on, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
On this 3-4 p.m. Happy Hour Hike, you can explore Audubon’s trails to see what’s coming alive and then head to a local restaurant to enjoy some local brews.
The earliest spring risers are sprouting and awakening, and you will get a chance to learn more about them on this hike. Travel Audubon’s trails to learn about the plants, birds, seeds, mammals and other nature that you discover along the way.
If there is interest, an optional visit to a local watering hole for a happy hour beverage is a possibility.
The trek will happen rain, snow, or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.
Fee is $8, $6 for ACNC members.
Reservations are appreciated but not required. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through the Programs page 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. 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 and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.
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.