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Aquatic plants have some fascinating features to survive and thrive in their habitat.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Hours and Admission
Nature Center Hours:
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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
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.