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The Early Bird gets the Caterpillar by Jeff Tome

The Early Bird gets the Caterpillar by Jeff Tome

Think of caterpillars as the cows of the natural world. They eat massive amounts of leaves that they quickly turn into the flesh of their bodies. If a baby human grew as fast as a Monarch Caterpillar, it would be the size of a school bus in two weeks.

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Something to See by Chelsea Jandreau

Something to See by Chelsea Jandreau

Recently, I was talking to a friend and we ended up discussing the art museum she was visiting that weekend with another friend who had a membership there. Somewhere in this conversation she brought up a metaphor of sorts that was equally odd and fascinating. She made...

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Woodchucks by Sarah Hatfield

Woodchucks by Sarah Hatfield

Groundhogs, woodchucks, whistle pigs, marmots, gophers, and chucks are all monikers of this furry, brown member of the squirrel family. Squirrel! It makes more sense that they can climb trees now. They are considered a ground squirrel, one of 14 members of the Marmota genus. Alright, enough science-speak. Really, what I want to share is that they are a squirrel.

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In our own time by Katie Finch

In our own time by Katie Finch

I hesitate to make too many comparisons between our human struggles and nature’s. But I find comfort in knowing there are late bloomers that survive just fine. And their timing of things is intentional. Some may say they are late. Others may say they are right on time.

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Gypsy Moth Problems

Gypsy Moth Problems

Gypsy Moths go through boom and bust cycles. In some years, they are hardly noticeable. In others, they rain down upon the world from the trees above in a caterpillapocolypse. They are more gross than destructive. Many trees will lose all their leaves to the caterpillars’ incredible appetites, but few will die from the loss.

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

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

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Nature Center 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 for all non-members on Sundays.

Use of the trails and exploring the outdoor exhibits, are free year round, even on holidays, from dawn to dusk.

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.

Curt and Susie Westrom

Bob and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation