Jamestown, N.Y. – You may want to give a distinctive gift to someone special this holiday season.

Or perhaps someone is asking what they could give you.

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has some wonderful opportunities that would make a great gift for giving or receiving and benefit a valuable program at the same time.

Audubon Exclusives are events and services offered by staff, board, volunteers, and friends in exchange for a donation to ACNC. Each one is distinctive and a great way to support nature education.

Want a special night out with friends or loved ones? Why not book a few spots for the upcoming Winter Walk and Wine Tasting in January? Experience a naturalist-led hike through the winter woods. Warm up after the hike in the Nature Center while enjoying a selection of wine tastings provided by Bag & Strings Wine Merchants’ trained staff members. Food pairings to be provided with each tasting.

Do you know someone who would be thrilled to have some guidance on how to spruce up their garden next spring? With nearly two decades of professional gardening experience, ACNC Executive Director Leigh Rovegno is offering up to three hours of consultation which includes a garden plan, plant recommendations, suggested steps, and a timeline. Her focus is to plan, design, and install gardens that are low-maintenance and provide year-round interest.

If your special person would like to try a raised bed garden this spring, Audubon has a pair of dedicated kitchen garden volunteers who would be happy to make that happen.

For someone who is curious about the value of the coin collection they inherited or the change they have accumulated, the long-time president of the Jamestown Coin Club will be happy to give them an appraisal.

Maybe being treated to a venison dinner or a pancake breakfast would be just the right gift for the person dear to you, or even a group of friends. 

For something truly unique, you could give a timber rattlesnake “hunt” in Pennsylvania!

Any one of these would make a most distinctive gift. And every one of them would support Audubon’s many programs that connect thousands of kids and adults with nature every year.

For more information and to purchase an Exclusive, go to AudubonCNC.org/exclusives

After placing your order, call Jennifer Schlick at (716) 569-2345, ext. 103, or email her at JSchlick@AudubonCNC.org to receive the gift certificate for your recipient.

You are also sure to find just the right gifts for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and more at Audubon’s Blue Heron Gift Shop in the Nature Center building at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. Building hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. 

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit AudubonCNC.org.

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.