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Distinctive Menu & Unique Auction Items to Highlight Nature Center Event

Distinctive Menu & Unique Auction Items to Highlight Nature Center Event

Jamestown, NY – Savor a scrumptious dinner, enjoy live music in a lovely atmosphere, experience the excitement and fun of both live and silent auctions – all while you support environmental education. Who could ask for a better evening!

All this awaits you at the Audubon Nature Center’s 2015 Falling for Nature Dinner & Auction on Friday evening, October 23. This year’s event returns to the Conewango Club, 201 Market Street, in Warren, Pennsylvania.

The gala affair begins at 5:30 p.m. with the viewing of live auction items and bidding on the silent auction. Music will be performed by Warren’s Ellen Paquette on the Celtic harp. Your ticket includes one beverage at the cash bar.

Audubon Nature Center Bird Seed Order Time

Audubon Nature Center Bird Seed Order Time

Jamestown, NY – With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure our feathered friends will visit your home throughout the winter.

Monday, October 5, is the deadline for placing orders for the Audubon Nature Center’s fall sale of a variety of birdseeds and related items. In addition to its most popular item, the exclusively formulated Conewango Blend for local birds, specialty seeds, “cakes,” suet cage feeders, and peanut hearts are also available. 

Your many choices are on the order form that can be obtained by clicking on the “Bird Seed” page at www.jamestownaudubon.org or calling the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345. 

All proceeds benefit the Nature Center’s programs, exhibits, buildings and grounds. Friends of the Nature Center receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Orders can be submitted online, phoned, mailed, or faxed.

Volunteers Invited to Join Nature Center’s Roadside Cleanup

Volunteers Invited to Join Nature Center’s Roadside Cleanup

Jamestown, NY – Twice a year, volunteers pick up trash along Audubon’s adopted section of Route 62 from Riverside Road, where the Audubon Nature Center is located, south to the Pennsylvania state line.

Anyone who would like to enjoy some fresh air and good company is invited to join this worthwhile endeavor from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 3.

Rain or shine, volunteers will meet at the Nature Center at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. After donning a bright orange vest, they will ride in the van to Audubon’s section of highway.

After matching orange trash bags are filled with refuse that has intentionally or accidentally ended up on the sides of the road, workers will return to the Nature Center.

Volunteer crew chief Denny Anderson will again head this effort, as he has for many years.

Explore Autumn’s Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies at Nature Center’s First Friday

Explore Autumn’s Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies at Nature Center’s First Friday

Jamestown, NY – A Western New York fall is actually several seasons in one. As autumn advances, the birds, butterflies, and wildflowers found in our region change considerably.

At the Audubon Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on October 2, 2015, Dr. Terry Mosher will share “Autumn’s Nature Calendar: Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies of Fall in Western New York.”

Beginning at 11 a.m., Mosher will break the three-month season of autumn into shorter segments of time and talk about what to look for outdoors during each period. Using a Power Point presentation and lots of audience response, he will trace the changes across a half-dozen blocks of time within the three-month season of autumn.

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

Get on Call List for Nature Center’s Fall Mushroom Walk

Get on Call List for Nature Center’s Fall Mushroom Walk

Jamestown, NY – How do you plan an event that requires rain when you can’t predict the weather?

If you are offering a Fall Mushroom Walk, you invite folks to sign up if they are interested, then call them when the cool and rainy conditions needed are present and the mushrooms produced.

Those are the plans of the Audubon Nature Center for this event, part of their Taste of Nature Series.

You can join mushroom experts Scott Stoleson and Garret Taylor this month or next for a stroll around the Nature Center grounds in search of mushrooms. Many mushrooms found will not be edible, but you may be lucky and find some edible species.

The program begins inside with a slideshow and talk. Fungi, including mushrooms, are one of the most diverse but least known groups of organisms. You will learn some basic background on fungal diversity, their ecological roles, tips on identifying common species of the area, and information on toxins and edibility.

Time to Make Reservations for Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest

Time to Make Reservations for Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest

Jamestown, NY – An evening of campfire, crafts, treats -- and a luminary-lit trail with human-sized creatures who share stories about their lives. What could be more “enchanting”?

All those experiences await you and the special young people in your life at the Audubon Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 2 and 3.

The adventure begins with stories and songs at a backyard campfire. Then participants are escorted around a luminary trail by volunteer “fireflies” that light the way with lanterns. Human-sized animals tell about their lives, sharing fascinating, fun and educational information through dramatic and entertaining stories.