About Audubon

Learn about Audubon Community Nature Center and meet the staff.
Contact and Hours
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.
Audubon Community Nature Center is a 600-acre wetland preserve that includes over five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens for you to explore daily from dawn until dusk. You can visit Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle, in her enclosure near the building. Public programs, animal ambassadors, and docents may also be available to enrich your experience.
Nature Center

The Nature Center itself is home to the Blue Heron Gift Shop and three floors of interactive exhibits, including live animals, which inform and engage visitors of all ages. The Nature Center also has spaces available to rent for your use.

Nature Center Admission:

Nature Center Members (adults and children) – Free
Non-member Adults – $6
Non-member Children ages 3 – 15 – $2
Children ages 2 and under – Free
Maximum cost for a Family – $15

Sunday admission is free for all.
The trails and grounds are free to explore.

The Nature Center will be closed for the following holidays:
Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Programs and Events

ACNC offers a variety of programs and events year round. These activities range in topic and scale, find what interests you. There is something for everyone at Audubon.

If you’re looking for something specific, you can schedule a program that fits your needs.

Trails and Rules
While planning your visit to ACNC, please read the general rules for the trails and building. These rules are in place to ensure a positive experience for all guests and help to protect the natural environment and the Nature Center. This preparation will help make the most of your experience at Audubon.
General Rules

To ensure the safety of the sanctuary and all visitors please remember these rules.
– No Pets
– No Bicycles or Motorized Vehicles (without permission) Strollers and Wheel Chairs are allowed.
– Please stay on the trails.
– You are welcome to use the picnic tables.
– Carry in and carry out your trash.
– Please don’t pick, collect or remove natural items.
– Please don’t feed, handle, or disturb animals.
– Alcoholic beverages prohibited (without permission).
– Fires prohibited (without permission).
– Fishing, hunting, or trapping prohibited.

Click the button below to access a list of previous newsletters and annual report records.
Administrative Staff

Leigh Rovegno

Executive Director

Jennifer Schlick

Operations Manager

Educational Staff

Sarah Hatfield

Education Coordinator

Jeff Tome

Senior Nature Educator, Marketing

Katie Finch

Senior Nature Educator,  Exhibits Manager

Kim Turner

Designer, Education Assistant

Margaret Foley

Nature Educator, Volunteer Coordinator

Reception Desk and Blue Heron Gift Shop

Patricia Spicer

Gift Shop Manager, Receptionist

Joanne Miller


Buildings and Grounds

Terry LeBaron

Buildings and Grounds Manager

Board of Directors

John Beard


Robert Klebacha


Greg Lyle

Board Member

Nathan Welker

Board Member

Rose Stark

Vice Chair – Strategic Planning

Willow Fodor

Board Member

Tim Piotrowski

Board Member

Leigh Rovegno


Wendy Bale

Vice Chair – Development

Amber Grekalski

Board Member

Joseph Rollman

Board Member

Penny Lester


Andrew Harrington

Board Member

Tim Smeal

Board Member


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


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

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Click here for holiday closings

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.

Bob and Kathy Frucella