Audubon Exclusives

An Audubon Exclusive is a special service or event offered as a fund-raiser by ACNC staff, volunteers, members, and friends. Consider supporting Audubon by participating in one of these opportunities. New fundraising events and programs are added regularly. Please check back often so you don’t miss out!

Fundraising Events:

Rummage Sale Fundraiser:

Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday March 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! Audubon Community Nature Center will be cleaning out their closets this spring, and they invite you to do the same. Donate your gently used items to the ACNC rummage sale March 24 through 27, and return (and tell your friends to stop down) and shop the sale on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. This is an Audubon Community Nature Center Fundraising event. 100% of sale proceeds will be donated directly back to the Nature Center.

All items will be available for purchase by donation, with only a select few “suggested prices.” Any items left at the end of the sale will not be returned to the donor.

Free for all to attend. Nature Center building admission is also free for these days only.
No reservations required.

Earth Day with Audubon at Ekey’s Garden Center:

Wednesday, April 22
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than by sipping wine at Ekey’s Garden Center while perusing their incredible selection of plants for your home and garden?

Join Audubon staff members for this Audubon Exclusive FUNdraising event set to include wine tasting and snacks plus a sneak peek at a nearby wild Bald Eagle’s nest, with ACNC Nature Educator, Jeff Tome.

$10 Adults 21+
Reservations appreciated by Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Walk-ins welcome.

Exclusive Private Programs:

Schedule one of these programs for your group.

Pennsylvania Timber Rattlesnake “Hunt” (Adults aged 16 and over)

Travel to St. Marys, PA, and from there to areas where rattlesnakes can be found.  If snakes are located, participants will be able to take photographs. To handle snakes, participants would need to have a current PA fishing license and a permit obtained through the DCNR.

$250 for up to two adults. Includes bottled water, snacks, and one meal. 


Staff, volunteers, members and friends offer their services in exchange for a donation to ACNC.

Raised Bed Starter

Looking to try a raised bed garden this spring, but don’t know where to start? Reg and Louise Boutwell, dedicated volunteers in the ACNC Kitchen Garden, would be happy to help!

The Boutwells will construct one raised bed, maximum size 4×12 feet, and help you get it ready to plant. The purchaser must provide top soil. The Boutwells will provide compost, lime, and peat moss.

Five beds are available at $230 each. Purchase one, or all five (if still available). Purchase by February 29, 2020.

Pancake Breakfast for Four to Six People (Adult+)

Breakfast will include pumpkin and/or blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, Uncle Rick’s Maple Syrup, coffee, tea, etc., and a cozy country atmosphere!

Rick makes his own maple syrup and will give you a tour of his operation.

Paid reservations required by April 1, 2020.

$100 for up to four people; can add up to two more guests at $20 each

Venison Dinner for Four to Six People

Whether you know you love venison or this is your first taste, this will be a meal and an evening you will long remember.

Dinner will include venison swiss steak, mashed potatoes, summer squash, and homemade bread. Appetizers, salad, and dessert are included. Guests will bring their “beverage of choice.” Appetizers may include homemade smoked cheese and homemade German smoked sausage.

Must be scheduled by May 1, 2020.

$200 for up to four people
Can add up to two more guests at $50 each

Garden Consultation

Looking to spruce up your garden this spring, but don’t know where to start? ACNC Executive Director Leigh Rovegno would be happy to help!

This exclusive is up to 3 hours of consultation which includes garden plan, plant recommendations (types and quantities), and suggested steps including a timeline.

Limited number available for purchase. Reserve by June 15.
$200 per consultation

Coin Appraisal

Have your coins appraised by the long-time president of the Jamestown Coin Club. Learn the value of the change you’ve been saving for years, the collection you started in childhood, or one that has been in your family. You will receive up to two hours of review time, at a mutually convenient time and place, with the possible option of selling your coins if you are interested. 


Do you have a talent or service you would like to offer as a fundraiser for Audubon? Please contact Jennifer Schlick at (716)569-2345 or by email at


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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

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

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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.

Bob and Kathy Frucella

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro
Defrees Family Memorial Fund