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Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Humans like to generalize and create trends. We sometimes live a little too much in this all-or-nothing, black-and-white, put-it-in-a-box kind of mindset. That can lead us to forget that when we are talking about any given plant or animal species, we are often talking about many, many individuals each making the decision that gives them and their offspring their best chance for survival.

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The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

It is easy to see how there is a kill or be killed world out there, but that is only one aspect of the world we live in. There is competition out there, but there is also more cooperation than you may think. Cooperation is essential in nature, it’s essential to human communities too.

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The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

February is both the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is both the longest month, and the shortest. This is the time when the days actually feel longer, even though they’ve been getting longer for two months. This is when the primal part of ourselves senses the shift, hears the beckoning.

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Audubon Accepting Applications for Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

Audubon Accepting Applications for Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

Each year in early May, ACNC education staff and their guests hold a day-long Birdathon. The event raises $500 for this scholarship that is awarded to an area college-bound high school senior or college student who intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field.

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Tracking by Katie Finch

Tracking by Katie Finch

Animals are moving about every day, but not every day is a good time for tracking. It can be hard to recognize tracks on grass or in deep snow. But a light coating of fresh snow, mud, or wet sand is the perfect medium.

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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:

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


Click here for holiday closings

Temporarily by donation

Grounds and Liberty:

Daily, year round from dawn to dusk
Free of charge

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