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Audubon Leading “Meet Me at the Riverwalk”
Audubon Leading “Meet Me at the Riverwalk”

Jamestown, NY – Beavers, swallows and warblers in downtown Jamestown?

On Saturday evening, August 16, you can meet an Audubon Center & Sanctuary naturalist to walk the Riverwalk and discover the plants and animals that call Jamestown “home.”

You will be amazed at what lives in the city. Despite concrete, pavement and 30,000 people, nature still has a foothold. Residents have seen beavers gathering sticks and ducks nesting, and heard warblers singing along the Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk starts behind Brooklyn Square -- at the northwest corner of South Main and Harrison Streets -- and runs along the Chadakoin River to Panzarella Point behind the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities. Walking with Audubon Naturalist Corinne Fredrickson, you will appreciate one of Jamestown’s most unique locations by observing the plants, birds, insects, reptiles, and mammals that are using or living along the Chadakoin River.

The group will gather at 7 p.m. at Friendly’s restaurant on South Main Street. At the completion of the walk at 8:30, walkers are invited to enjoy an ice cream.

Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and bring insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera. There are no public restrooms along the Riverwalk itself, but there is plenty of easily-accessible public parking in Brooklyn Square.

This event is free, made possible by funding from the Chautauqua County Health Network, part of which funds came from their Creating Healthy Places Initiative.

Participation is limited to 25, and reservations are required by Wednesday, August 13, 2014: call (716) 569-2345 or click on “Meet Me at the Riverwalk” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

For more information on this and all Audubon programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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