Jamestown, N.Y. – It takes a community to complete a project.

Audubon Community Nature Center would like to thank Great Lakes Tree Service for donating their time to remove a large White Pine tree in order to safely build the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat.

“We are all sad to see this tree go,” said Audubon Executive Director Leigh Rovegno. “Our Land Use Management Committee members agreed that, unfortunately, the tree posed a hazard to the construction of the new facility. We are all incredibly grateful to Great Lakes Tree Service for their help in removing the tree.”

Portions of the pine tree will be saved to be sawn into boards that can be used on the interior of the new building and other projects at Audubon. 

With the support of generous donors, construction has begun on the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat that will include an animal care room that is large enough for private tours and three to four animal enclosures. It is being built next to Liberty the Bald Eagle’s enclosure to create a corridor of wildlife for visitors to enjoy. Visit auduboncnc.org/pawwh to find out how you can be part of the project.

For more information about Great Lakes Tree Services, visit GreatLakesTreeServices.com

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the six miles of trails and view Liberty in her outdoor enclosure. 

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.