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Forced Perspective

Forced Perspective

By Chelsea Jandreau The grasses, ferns, and flowers have really hit their stride and they are continuing to grow taller as we head into summer. As I was out with a group of sixth graders on a field trip to Audubon, one of the students commented offhand that the plants...

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Aurora and Awe

Aurora and Awe

By Sarah Hatfield, Education Coordinator In hindsight, I don’t actually remember the last time that my jaw literally hung open in awe. I forgot what it feels like to be so incredulous that you start to almost hum with excitement. The eclipse recently came close to...

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Love for the Isopod

Love for the Isopod

What are roly-polies? Well, they go by a variety of names, and they are not all the same. The group of animals roly-polies belong to is called isopods. These are terrestrial crustaceans.

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At this point, we are well into spring and the first flowers have already faded and made way for the next round of late spring and early summer flowers. Some of those flowers will only make an appearance once and then disappear until next year, while others will continue to pop up all summer long. 

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Birding Everywhere

Birding Everywhere

As I ran, I listened. I had already noted the cheery call of an American Robin and the persistent chips from a group of House Sparrows when I stepped out the door. A few steps up the road, I recognized the melancholy music from an Eastern Bluebird. When I passed the wide branches of a Silver Maple leafing out, I heard a buzzy sparrow song. A Savannah Sparrow! That one I can’t forget because I don’t have it on my list yet

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 The Joy of Mud

 The Joy of Mud

Kids have the incredible ability to live in the moment, and it’s an ability I would like to try to regain. There was a time when I didn’t worry about the inevitable clean up after getting muddy, or how tired I’d be the next day if I stayed up late, or the number of dishes I’d need to clean after cooking a meal. I simply enjoyed the act itself and dealt with the consequences later. And while forethought is an important tool to have, there are times when it can, and should, be turned off, and allow us to live in the moment.

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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.

Bruce and Juline Battler

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Donna and Mark Hampton

Holmberg Foundation

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation


Hal and Mary Conarro

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant

Kravitz Tree Service

Doug and Lamae McCullor

National Fuel Gas Company

Weinberg Financial Group

Curt and Susie Westrom