Nature

11 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – When Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) applied to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) for a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, they asked, “Remember free play? We made up games with elaborate rules, which we followed or argued over, enforced or changed. We set boundaries for the group and for ourselves. We succeeded; we failed. We got dirty, bruised and scraped. We led; we followed. We competed; we collaborated.” CFGB agreed with Audubon’s contention that such free play “resulted in kids who developed valued skills:...

5 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Trees do more than just provide shade on a hot summer day. They also provide animals with food and shelter. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, August 11, you and the three to eight year old child(ren) in your life can learn all about trees and how different animals use them. The 10-11:30 a.m. “Forest Fun” program includes a lesson followed by outdoor exploration and a snack. If time and weather allow, a craft is included. The program takes place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather. The fee for Little...

3 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Friday, August 10, 5-6:30 p.m., for a reception welcoming Audubon’s new President Leigh Rovegno. ACNC Board Chair Pierre Chagnon announced, “After an extensive search, Audubon’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Leigh Rovegno is taking the reins as our new President. Those of us who have had the opportunity to become acquainted with Leigh know that she will ‘hit the ground running.’ She brings a wealth of experience with board members, staff, volunteers, funders, and community...

31 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – A road trip and hike highlight Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on August 3. At 11 a.m., those interested in enjoying this outdoor opportunity can meet at the parking lot on the north side of Route 474 between Panama and the junction with Route 76 (GPS 42.07509, -79.51834). From there, participants will carpool or caravan to a backroad location a bit closer to where they will hike to the Warner Road Lean-tos. Tom Erlandson, who has long served on the Chautauqua County Parks Commission, will be on hand to relate the history of the...

28 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – You still have time to enter your best photos in the 2018 Nature Photography Contest sponsored by Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). Midnight on Tuesday, July 31, is the deadline to submit your favorite images, whether from your collection or new ones you shoot today. A simple online submission process makes it easy to enter your work whatever your level of experience. Since a beautiful nature photograph inspires appreciation for the natural world, the Photo Contest helps fulfill ACNC’s mission of connecting people with nature. The theme for 2018 is...

26 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Staff and volunteers from Audubon Community Nature Center are looking forward to being part of Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival. The two-day event is Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, the amazing natural wonder in Panama, N.Y. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Headlining the Festival are well-known animal expert Jeff Musial with his animals, best-selling science and nature author Jennifer Ackerman, and Roger Tory Peterson’s son, gastronomic botanist Lee Peterson. The event features a...

23 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whatever your age and whether you like to run or walk, there’s a spot for you at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 28. Race day schedule is 8-8:45 a.m.: Same-day registration 9 a.m.: Race begins 10:30 a.m.: Award ceremony begins for those who have completed the race Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each for runners and top finisher in each for walkers. Age groups are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29,...

21 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Northwest Arena (Jamestown, NY) - The first annual Canoe & Kayak Poker Run presented by the Northwest Arena and Evergreen Outfitters is coming to Jamestown on Saturday, July 28 from 9am-3pm. The event is sponsored by Smith Boys of Chautauqua, Media One Group, Landmark Chevrolet, and the Jamestown Cycle Shop. The Canoe & Kayak Poker Run will feature a day full of paddling, snacks, prizes, and more. The adventure begins at McCrae Point, with sign-ins available between 9-11am. Participants will collect cards as they make their way up to Celeron’s Lucille Ball Memorial Park and back to McCrae Point for a 12pm...

15 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – For runners and walkers of any age and experience, Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity not to be missed. You can walk or run through five kilometers of Audubon’s trails, enjoying the ponds, fields, and forests as you go. Then stay after your run/walk to enjoy snacks, visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and explore the exhibits inside the Nature Center. All funds raised through this race help Audubon maintain the grounds to keep the trails in good condition and restore habitats. While the race is held on Saturday, July...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – At the July Little Explorers you and the three to eight year old child(ren) in your life can investigate the wonderful world of butterflies and moths. “Floats Like a Butterfly” is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. In order to survive and grow, moths and butterflies make some pretty big changes to their bodies and the way they act. After a lesson, you will head outside to catch some of these incredible insects and learn all about how they change as they move through life. The lesson inside...
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