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Audubon Encourages International Rock Flipping Day Participation
Audubon Encourages International Rock Flipping Day Participation

Jamestown, NY – A nature blogger in British Columbia started International Rock Flipping Day – and the Audubon Center and Sanctuary encourages you to participate this year.

The tradition began in 2007, when people flipped rocks on four continents on sites ranging from mountaintops to urban centers to the floors of shallow seas. Rock-flippers found frogs, snakes, and invertebrates of every description, as well as fossils and other interesting things.

Sunday, September 9 – or the day closest to that date that is convenient – has been chosen as the day this year to:

·         Flip a rock (or many rocks).

·         Record what you see (photographs, sketches, and narratives are all acceptable).

·         Send your findings to blogger Wanderin’ Weeta, who will post the results on her blog.

·         Be safe.

·         Be responsible – put the rock back as close to its original position as possible to protect the wildlife you may find underneath.

That’s all there is to it – and anyone can participate!

For more information, visit http://wanderinweeta.blogspot.com/2012/08/rock-flipping-day-coming-up.html.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle.  Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

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