Frequently Asked QuestionsHere are some common questions received by Audubon Community Nature Center.
When can I visit ACNC
You are welcome to explore the grounds from dawn until dusk. The Nature Center building hours vary from season to season.
March – October
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 4:30 p.m.
November – February
Sunday – Friday 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
How much does it cost to visit ACNC?
It is free to visit our grounds, from dawn until dusk. To visit the Nature Center building, there is a $6 admission fee for anyone ages 16 and up. Members and visitors ages 15 and under are welcome free of charge. Sundays are free admission days. Special prices may apply during some events or programs.
Are dogs allowed at ACNC?
To ensure the safety of the sanctuary and all visitors pets, including dogs*, are not allowed.
*Service dogs with proper identification are allowed.
How do I volunteer?
We have many different volunteer opportunities. Check out our volunteer page to learn more about volunteering and how to get in touch.
Do you have any job openings?
Our job opening are limited and often seasonal. Check our jobs page for the most up to date information on available positions.
I found an orphaned animal, what should I do with it?
If you care, leave them there. Often times parents are out for the day gathering food or even watching from a distance to prevent attracting predators to their young. Adult animals frequently leave their young throughout the day. This helps reduce the chance of attracting a predator to it. It is best to leave the animal where you found it, undisturbed. Many times it is not truly abandoned. There are some occasions when a dead parent is near a baby and so it may truly be orphaned. Click here to learn more on how best to deal with young wildlife.
I found a baby bird that fell out of the nest, what should I do with it?
The best thing to do is put the bird carefully back into the nest (or the nest itself back into the tree). But do this only if you can do it safely. Don’t worry about getting your scent on the bird, parent birds will not abandon a nestling simply because you have touched it. Some birds that appear to have fallen from the nest are actually recently fledged and are learning to fly. They will not stay in the nest. Let them be, the best way to learn is to try. Click here to learn more.
I found an injured animal, what should I do with it?
If you encounter a wild animal that is obviously injured or orphaned (be sure it is truly orphaned, often times mother is out for the day gathering food or even watching from a distance to prevent attracting predators to her young), you may wish to call a Wildlife Rehabilitator for advice and help. Wildlife Rehabilitators, volunteers licensed by the DEC in New York or your local game commission in Pennsylvania, are the only people legally allowed to receive and treat distressed wildlife. Please make sure you contact the state in which you found the animal.
Use this helpful link to find a rehabilitator near you.
Animal Help Now is another helpful resource for general animal issues. Click here to visit their website.
Still need help? Contact Audubon.
For any other questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 569-2345
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
March - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
November - February
Sunday - Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.