Wildlife Notice – The mid-Atlantic, East Coast, and Great Lakes regions of the US are currently experiencing a songbird mortality event. Reports of sick and dying birds with vision problems, eye swelling (often with a crusty discharge), and neurological symptoms have been reported in multiple states including both Pennsylvania and New York. Experts recommend taking down all bird feeders and bird baths until the source of the disease is identified. ACNC will continue selling birdseed at the Nature Center, but will provide customers with information and recommendations related
to the event.

Butterflies and Brews

Friday, August 27
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Adults only


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The connection begins with you.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

Many of the events, programs and workshops at ACNC contain an outdoor component. Audubon believes that experiencing the natural world first hand is key in developing a connection to the planet. Check out what is happening at Audubon.

Nature affects us. We affect nature. Many of ACNC’s programs help to understand the components of natural ecosystems and how people fit into and impact the systems. Learn more about scheduling educational programs through Audubon.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. Learn how your actions impact the planet and find simple ways to increase your positive impacts through volunteering. Find your place at Audubon Community Nature Center.

Recent News


The Early Bird gets the Caterpillar by Jeff Tome

The Early Bird gets the Caterpillar by Jeff Tome

Think of caterpillars as the cows of the natural world. They eat massive amounts of leaves that they quickly turn into the flesh of their bodies. If a baby human grew as fast as a Monarch Caterpillar, it would be the size of a school bus in two weeks.

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Something to See by Chelsea Jandreau

Something to See by Chelsea Jandreau

Recently, I was talking to a friend and we ended up discussing the art museum she was visiting that weekend with another friend who had a membership there. Somewhere in this conversation she brought up a metaphor of sorts that was equally odd and fascinating. She made...

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Nature Center Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15

Free admission for all non-members on Sundays.

Use of the trails and exploring the outdoor exhibits, are free year round, even on holidays, from dawn to dusk.

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

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Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Curt and Susie Westrom

Bob and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation