Jamestown, N.Y. You and the 3-8 year old child(ren) in your life can learn about Seeds, Nuts, and Berries at Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Little Explorers, Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Oak trees, sunflowers, and blackberries all grow from seeds. They also all produce seeds, although they come in different forms. 

Each seed has a unique shape that helps it get what it needs to survive, move to a more favorable growing space, or protect itself from the environment and the animals that may want to eat it, especially in the fall and winter.

Learn what resources seeds need to grow and the ways that seeds can disperse, or move, to new areas to get enough of those resources. 

After a short lesson learning more about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, participants will go outside to explore and look for different kinds of seeds and figure out how they move or if they are used by animals.

A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time.

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 8 and Nature Center members. 

Enrollment is limited to 15 children, 30 participants total.

Make reservations by Thursday, September 9, 2021, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by clicking here and selecting “register” under the corresponding program listing.

Sponsored by Univera Healthcare, Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month, 10 11:30 a.m. 

ACNC will continue to take into consideration regional data from both Chautauqua and Warren counties to make COVID-19 related decisions and to follow CDC recommendations at minimum. To review ACNC’s most up-to-date COVID-19 requirements, which include information on face coverings and gathering limitations, visit auduboncnc.org and read the COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can enjoy the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, dawn to dusk daily, free of charge. 

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the new Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 14:30 p.m. Nature Center members enjoy free building admission daily, and building admission is free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members. 

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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.