The Blue Heron Gift Shop is located in the Audubon Community Nature Center and normally shares the same hours.
Nature Center Members always enjoy a 10% discount on all items in the Gift Shop.

All proceeds directly support Audubon Community Nature Center.

Chautauqua County Shop Where I Live has combined the passion for buying local and the ease of shopping online into one easy-to-use site for both the consumer and the small business. You can now shop many local businesses, including Audubon Community Nature Center, at the same time, year-round, 24/7, from the comfort of your own home. Click here to start shopping ACNC’s Shop Local CHQ page.

Blue Heron Gift Shop has become an affiliate on

This website offers thousands of titles available to ship direct to you from the warehouse, to benefit independent booksellers and nonprofits. It represents far more than the gift shop can stock at the physical store in Audubon Community Nature Center. Any book purchased while in the Audubon Community Nature Center ‘Bookshop’, whether from your own title searches or from the ACNC suggested lists, Audubon receives 10% of the purchase!

Next time you are considering buying books online stop by Bookshop.


The Blue Heron Gift Shop holds a Birdseed Sale twice annually. If you miss the sale, or run out before the next, Audubon’s very own Conewango Blend bird seed is sold in the Blue Heron Gift Shop at the Nature Center year-round, and at the following locations:

  • Anderson’s Produce – Jamestown, NY (seasonal)
  • Ashville General Store – Ashville, NY
  • Howe’s True Value – Warren, PA
  • Lakewood Apothecary – Lakewood, NY
  • Lighthouse Point Grocery – Mayville, NY
  • Oneida Lumber ACE Hardware – Warren, PA
  • Robert’s Nursery – Falconer, NY (seasonal)
  • Russell Veterinary Hospital – Russell, PA
  • Wegmans – Lakewood, NY

T-shirt Preorder Fundraiser

Order by May 13, 2021.

$15 Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
$20* Adult and Ladies’ T-shirts (S, M, L, XL)
*Extra $5 for sizes XXL and XXXL

Celebrate Earth Day and support Audubon Community Nature Center by ordering a t-shirt that shows your love for the outdoors! This uniquely Audubon design is available only this year, and it comes in a variety of adult and youth sizes. This is a limited time offer, and all orders must be placed by May 13, 2021.

100% of t-shirt sale proceeds go directly towards supporting ACNC’s 2021 Summer Day Camp Program. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, ACNC provided a safe Day Camp experience for more than 250 children in 2020. We are looking forward to yet another summer filled with children exploring the woods, building forts, and taking adventures to explore local natural wonders. ACNC’s Earth Day T-Shirt fundraiser will ensure that we can purchase the necessary materials to make this summer’s program possible.

The t-shirt was designed by local artist and staff member, Kimberly Turner. Kim also designed last year’s fundraiser shirt and the Day Camp and Wild 5K shirts for the past five years. You can view her work and style at 

Your purchase also supports local business! T-shirts purchased through Audubon’s sale will be printed by Tenfold Recycled Clothing, who is new to the Jamestown area and offers a variety of products including t-shirts made 100% from plastic bottles. Audubon t-shirts are 100% cotton. Select ‘in-person pick-up’, or ‘ship my order’ for an additional $5.00 per item shipping fee.


Special Information: This is a pre-sale. Orders will not be processed until after the fundraising event closes on May 13. Once orders are in, they will then be printed and distributed. All orders must be placed online and will be available for pick-up at the Nature Center on Friday, May 28 and Saturday May 29 between 10:00 am and 4:00 p.m. Orders placed to ship will be mailed for an additional $5 per item. If you are having trouble placing your online order, please call the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 for assistance.


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