Nature

13 Mar 20180 Acclaimed conservation photographer and filmmaker Chris Linder will present “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” at 7 p.m. on March 21 in Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre. The event, free and open to the public, features images Linder has taken of what he calls “the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places” on Earth. Linder, a visual storyteller whose specialty is documenting research in the Arctic and Antarctic, uses photography to educate and inspire people about science and conservation. “The Big Thaw” examines how vast stores of ancient carbon located in permafrost soils are...

5 Mar 20180 Do you know what tracks animals make? Can you identify them when you see tracks in the snow or mud or grass? On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about “Making Tracks” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers. You can learn what kinds of animals have visited Audubon by investigating their tracks. Unless the weather is particularly severe, after the indoor lesson and exploration, you will head outdoors. After studying the size and shape of the animal’s foot and the pattern it makes as it walks or runs, you can try to match it to the track...

5 Mar 20180 “Light and Shadows and How They Interact” is the topic for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, March 15, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray this subject.  There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.  The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting.  A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips,...

23 Feb 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Help wanted: Volunteer trail guides. No experience necessary.  Training provided.  Requirements: love of the natural world and desire to share it with future generations. Job description: Lead small groups of children on outdoor discovery walks. Reward: The smiles on the children’s faces. Thousands of Pre-K through 4th grade students from throughout Chautauqua and Warren Counties will visit Audubon Community Nature Center this spring to experience and learn about the outdoors. They will be led on Discovery Walks by people like you: folks who would like to make the world a better place by inspiring curiosity about...

23 Feb 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Many area residents are familiar with White-tailed Deer in their backyards. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m. on March 2, 2018, Dr. Susan Stout will give a presentation on “White-tailed Deer in the Forest.” White-tailed Deer are among the best-known wildlife in our forests. Stout’s talk focuses on observations of how profoundly deer affect the forest and “managing” plant species and habitat for other wildlife. About 80 years of local science provides the information. The talk will illustrate how deer and forests interact, with evidence from the Allegheny National...

12 Feb 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – When Willow Fodor joined Audubon Community Nature Center’s Board of Directors recently, she learned that one of her responsibilities would be to help with fund raising. Then Fodor had an idea: She could prepare dinners before the GreenUp Jamestown Events planned for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on February 28, March 7, 14 and 28, and May 2. As Fodor explained, “Catering the GreenUp Jamestown events while supporting Audubon combines two of my passions: Food and Nature. I recently joined the Audubon board and was excited to learn that one of our initiatives this year will be looking for ways to use our time and...

7 Feb 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center invites you and the young one(s) in your life to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. On Nature Play Day children aged two to eight and their favorite grownups can drop in Audubon’s Nature Play Area anytime from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 18. Extra materials will be placed in the play area, and a naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information. Unstructured play outdoors is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation...

5 Feb 20180 Jamestown, NY – For a fun winter experience, it is hard to beat snowshoeing. Whether you have snowshoed before or are looking to try a new activity, you can enjoy a winter hike at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m. to noon. You are invited to explore the trails on snowshoes with Evergreen Outfitters and an ACNC naturalist. Snowshoes are available for rent from Evergreen Outfitters or you can bring your own. Participants will meet at Audubon and divide into two groups. The “travelers” will hike up to two and a half miles at a moderate pace with few stops. The “wanderers” will hike up to one...

2 Feb 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Presidential Search Committee at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is accepting applications for the organization’s top leadership position through Sunday, February 18, 2018. The Search Committee is composed of board members, staff, and active volunteers. Board and Search Committee Chair Pierre Chagnon said, “Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, New York, is seeking an experienced, progressive individual to assume leadership of the organization as president. ACNC has been a dynamic community institution for over 60 years. We own and manage a 600-acre wetland preserve with five miles of trails and...
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