Audubon Nature Play Day extended for Thanksgiving with the Birds, Nov. 17

Audubon Community Nature Center’s Nature Play Day has a different twist for November.

On the third Saturday morning of the month children ages two to eight and their favorite adult(s) can drop in the Nature Play Area anytime. Extra play materials are available and a naturalist is present to answer questions and provide information.

On November 17, Nature Play Day will be extended from its usual 10 a.m. start to 3:30 in the afternoon to encourage families to participate in Audubon’s longest-running tradition, Thanksgiving with the Birds. This month only parents may drop their children off with the naturalist to attend the program happening indoors.

More information about Thanksgiving with the Birds and SUNY Fredonia Associate Professor of Art Peter Tucker’s presentation can be found on the Programs and Events page at

Nature Play Day lets children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while their grownups learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

Unstructured play outdoors is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Normally adults are required to stay with their children, and they may want to bring a chair, snacks, and water or a drink.

Be prepared to play outside.

Wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and dirty.

You may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home.

While Nature Play Day is planned for rain, snow, or shine, in the case of severe weather, the program will be canceled; call (716) 569-2345 to confirm.

This program is free thanks to support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Reservations are appreciated and can be made through the Programs page at Walk-ins are welcome.