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The Joys and Perils of Ice

The Joys and Perils of Ice

When we go into nature, we can learn far more than how to identify a tree by its leaves or the scientific names of each butterfly. You choose how you want to experience the outdoors. If you are someone who wants to learn more information about the ecology or biology found in your local park, go for it, but if you want to go outside with headphones and decompress on a walk in the woods or around a lake, you can do that too. People connect with nature in ways that connect to their life. This changes depending on your current situation or even just as you age.

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My Office Nature Collection

My Office Nature Collection

By Sarah Hatfield Let’s take a tour of my desk at work! You’re thinking, “this is a strange topic and sounds boring.” Perhaps! You’ll have to read on to find out. But it was my turn to write the article and I forgot, and this is what my brain can do today. As a...

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Sense of Place

Sense of Place

In classrooms, I tell students we teach about local nature because they may have a chance to see these things in real life. If they have experiences outside, nature can continue this lesson for them. Nature can also be their teacher – or already has been.

I think it is also something more. I think we choose to interpret local systems and their inhabitants because it helps develop a sense of place. A sense of place is defined as the characteristics that make a place what it is. It is also the feel we have about a place and the meanings we attach to it. This idea of a sense of place feels obvious, yet is hard to explain. It feels simple, yet highly significant to understanding our world and ourselves in it.

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Present in Nature

Present in Nature

By Jeff Tome It is important to be present. This is a saying that I hear a lot in my life. It seems like such a simple thing, to be present, but it is more complicated than just showing up. Your body can be present, but your mind absent. The mind wanders off on its...

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Winter’s Peace

Winter’s Peace

I love the cold. Now, this does not mean I love being cold. In fact, I rather dislike being cold. But I do love the cold and this cold time of year. There is no better feeling than being cozied up under some warm blankets knowing the cold air is just outside my window. It is equally enjoyable to wrap myself up in a truly insane number of layers to go outside and feel the cold on my face while the rest of me is nice and warm.

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Gulls and Other Urban Animals

Gulls and Other Urban Animals

Gulls are a great example of an animal that is thriving in an urban setting, but they definitely are not the only animal one might find living near people. Think about that list of animals you might find in your neighborhood or down the street. If you really take the time to observe what is going on outside, that list is probably a long one. Animals need food, shelter, water and as long as they can find enough of those things, they are able to survive outside of their normal wild habitat, even in densely populated cities.

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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:

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

Bob Frucella's Tax Service
Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture 
Hal and Mary Conarro
Univera Healthcare
Weinberg Financial Group
Whirley Drinkworks