Jamestown, N.Y. – The need for blood is urgent.
Twice a year, Audubon Community Nature Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive that has a special birdseed incentive.
“A Pint for a Pound” means that when you give blood at Audubon on Monday, April 30, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Red Cross will gift a pound of Conewango Blend birdseed to you and one pound to the Nature Center. You can choose to take home your birdseed or donate it for Audubon’s feeders.
Conewango Blend is a mix of birdseed formulated by Audubon’s own experts to attract a wide array of birds to your feeders.
After filling local needs first, the American Red Cross has the ability, through their national inventory system, to move blood around the country wherever and whenever it is most needed.
Remember to bring a photo ID, eat well and drink plenty of water before coming to donate. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Prepare to spend between an hour and an hour and a half donating blood. Then take time to view the Nature Center exhibits and the birds at the feeders.
Appointments are preferred, but not required. For questions regarding eligibility or to schedule an appointment, phone 1-800-733-2767 or go online to redcrossblood.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.