Jamestown, N.Y. – Spring brings out frogs, salamanders, and other fascinating creatures.
At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Awesome Amphibians on Saturday, April 14, you can spend time with both local and exotic frogs and salamanders.
You can get a close look at some amazing amphibians from all over the world at the 1-4 p.m. event. You can also go on a frog walk outside and learn more about local amphibians.
The word amphibian means two-lives, as these small vertebrates spend their lives in the water and on land. They begin life in water with gills and tails. As they grow, they develop lungs and legs for their life on land, and they need water or a moist environment to survive. They can breathe and absorb water through their very thin skin.
The event fee is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children, and free for ages two and under. You can pay at the door or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org through Friday, April 13.
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 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