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Fungus program to be held at Audubon

Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers will learn about “The Fungus Among Us” on Saturday, Oct. 10. After an indoor lesson on fungi, they will explore outdoors to see what they can discover.

Parents and children can learn about “The Fungus Among Us” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fungi start off their life as tiny spores, but once they find the right spot with some decomposing plants for lunch, those spores grow into one of the wide variety of fungi, molds, and mushrooms.

Those interested can discover more about what fungi really are, what they need to survive and how big of a deal these seemingly small organisms can be.

After an indoor lesson, the group will head outside to see how many kinds of fungi it can find and explore their different colors, sizes, and textures. A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time.

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs. They are also required outdoors when visitors cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups.

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members. Make reservations by Thursday, Oct. 8, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org/Programs and clicking on “Current Schedule.”

The 2020 Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

Visitors are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. Enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, while practicing safe social distancing measures.

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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