Jamestown, N.Y. – On Friday, June 22, you have the rare opportunity to explore Audubon Community Nature Center at night.
At “Audubon After Dark,” you can enjoy the campfire and numerous activities to help you learn more about the night.
You will be able to choose between going on an owl prowl to find resident owls or searching for elusive, local bats. Local experts as well as Audubon naturalists and interns will lead the programs.
The world changes in the dark, and many things happen at Audubon after the trails close at sunset. Different animals emerge from holes, under leaves, and other hiding places. The forest looks different in the dark, with colors drained away. New sounds flow through the night: the trills of owls and the rumbles of frogs.
On your twilight hike you can learn how human bodies adjust to light and see how some animals glow in the dark.
Scouts and others can earn the right to purchase a Night Hike Fun Patch that will be available in the Blue Heron Gift Shop during the event.
Remember to dress for cooler evenings if the weather calls for it. Bring or wear insect repellent. A flashlight is optional, and trail-appropriate shoes are recommended.
Cost for the evening is $16; $12 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 3-15; free for children two and under.
Reservations are not required but are appreciated. You can register online before noon on June 22 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. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 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.