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The Importance of Friendships

The Importance of Friendships

There are many types of relationships in the natural world that serve all sorts of purposes, just like in the human world. Today I would like to honor the friendships found in nature, mutually beneficial relationships in which plants, animals, and other organisms work together and support each other for communal benefit.

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In Defense of Rodents

In Defense of Rodents

hey are fuzzy and cute, and on average have a larger body size than many other animals. If I asked you, without any context, to make a list of animals that live in the habitats closest to you, what would you come up with first? There are a few who will start off with birds or bugs, but for many people that list begins with deer, foxes, bears and other large mammals. However, by the numbers, over half of those are actually rodents or bats.

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Do the Great Backyard Bird Count

Do the Great Backyard Bird Count

By Craig Thompson Let’s be honest, mid-February is an absolutely lousy time to ask people to count birds, but that is exactly what the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology ask people to do. The weather is often intolerably cold, for people and for...

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Natural Surprises

Natural Surprises

I am sure I have missed seeing many cool and unexpected things while out exploring nature, simply because I wasn’t paying enough attention. I would love to say that moving forward, I will have open eyes and see all these surprises nature throws my way, but I know that is not the case. I will still miss things right in front of me, or things I simply don’t expect to see. But is that a bad thing? I don’t really think so. We can’t expect ourselves to notice everything, and by not noticing everything, that makes the surprises we do see even more special.

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By Chelsea Jandreau, Nature Educator The snow hasn’t stuck around for very long lately, but the blustering winds remain strong. Wind, of all speeds and coming from any direction, can affect all living things, but when it enters gale warning territory, trees get the...

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A Winter Rest

A Winter Rest

Winter, in our climate and region, is a time of slowing down. Many plants and animals have stored up energy in their roots, bodies, or burrows and hunker down. A winter landscape feels still. A burrow cozy. For those creatures that are still active, there is much less growing and more conserving. It is this rest and conserving that I mimic.    

I think it has been easier to allow myself to rest this year because I have felt the benefits of it. I recover so much quicker from a cold when I sleep more. In preparing for an endurance race, I perform better if I do less the day or two before. I’ve known this for a long time. It is a well-studied fact, but it is another thing to feel this truth for yourself.

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

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

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

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.

 Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community       Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation                   
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
















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