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Join the Harvesting at Audubon Gardening Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, August 20

Join the Harvesting at Audubon Gardening Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, August 20

Jamestown, NY – Late summer is the time for harvesting tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and berries.

“Late Summer Harvests” is the theme for the fourth in a series of five gardening classes presented by organic gardeners Scott and Pam Stoleson through Audubon Community Nature Center.

This hands-on, taste-buds-on workshop is set for 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, at the Stolesons’ home in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.

You may get to sample such distinctive items as Black from Tula tomato, kohlrabi, multi-colored carrots, and Ma Guan, also known as fuzzy gourd.

You will learn the tasks needed to keep the veggies coming in: tying up tomatoes, snapping suckers, monitoring mildews and blights, and squishing squash bugs.

The Stolesons have been raising some of their own food for more than 15 years. They estimate that they produce 85% of the vegetables, 50% of the fruit, and 10% of the nuts that they consume.

Keep in mind that you could get dirty.

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Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August tours and events. 

DELAWARE AVENUE MIDWAY
August 1, 22 @ 6:30 PM; August 16 @ 10 AM; August 20 @ 10:30 AM
Meet: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Parking is available in the TR Site’s parking lot accessible from Franklin Street or Delaware Avenue.
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Free

Junior League Grant Aids Rural Outreach Center Nutrition Program

Junior League Grant Aids Rural Outreach Center Nutrition Program

The Rural Outreach Center in East Aurora was the recent recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Junior League of Buffalo for its upgraded “Nutrition ROCs” program.

Founded in 1919, the Junior League of Buffalo is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information, please visit www.jlbuffalo.org.

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to participate in the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, August 10.

There will be two topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m.: “People in Nature” and “Animals.” This is an opportunity to see how each subject is interpreted and portrayed.

In addition to a 15-minute tech time, there will be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.

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, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

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Little Explorers Learn about Nighttime Animals at Audubon, Saturday, August 12

Little Explorers Learn about Nighttime Animals at Audubon, Saturday, August 12

Jamestown, NY – “Shh…look…listen…to the sounds of the dark say Goodnight!”

These words of Richard Jackson from his book All Ears All Eyes set the stage for Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Little Explorers.

You and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about nighttime animals and their senses on Saturday, August 12, at this 10-11:30 a.m. program.

A brief lesson inside will be about the nighttime world. Then the group will go outdoors to look for signs of the animals not seen during the day, before returning inside for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

Night ushers in a whole new world. A chirp and a swoosh and a chatter and a hoot. These are the sounds that fill the night woods and fields. Who makes them? Who hears them? What do they mean?

Animals that are active at night have to use their ears so much more than their eyes, as well as their sense of smell and touch.

Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, August 12

Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, August 12

Jamestown, NY – Artist Anne Jackson has been teaching beading for more than 20 years.

On Saturday afternoon, August 12, she can teach you how to create a beaded owl and attach it to a fun, colorful, bracelet.

At the 1-3 p.m. workshop you will learn how to use the brick stitch to bead the small owl, then fasten it to a memory wire bracelet you create with larger beads.

Whether you choose to keep your nature-themed jewelry or give it as a gift, you will be delighted with your work. You will also receive full print instructions so you make more at home.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She has taught beading for more than two decades, both privately as well as at Audubon and other venues.

Local Educator Discovers How to Unleash Children's Love for Nature ​

Local Educator Discovers How to Unleash Children's Love for Nature ​

Like many of us with a few years under our belt, Dave Bauer grew up in an era before video games and cellphones, when children enthusiastically played in the great outdoors until the streetlights went on. He thoroughly enjoyed exploring his natural surroundings, leaving no stone unturned and being completely intrigued by the creepy crawlers found in the soil beneath. 

Bauer’s youthful appreciation of nature led to a successful career as a teacher of environmental science and training others in creative thinking, change leadership and living sustainability. Following his retirement from the teaching profession, he turned his attention to several projects focused on reconnecting today’s youth with nature.