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Audubon To Host Little Explorers Program On Saturday

Adults and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in their life can learn about migration, “The Big Move,” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where do animals go when it gets cold out? Those that stay put have to figure out ways to keep warm, but other animals move somewhere else entirely. Many species of birds, bats, and butterflies move long distances to warmer places when the temperature starts dropping. Come to Audubon to learn more about these migration journeys, discover where the animals go, and what it takes to travel that far on two wings.

After an indoor lesson, the group will head outside on a hike to look for signs of animals and determine which have stayed put and which animals are migrating.

A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time. The program takes place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.

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, Nov. 12, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Upcoming Programs.” Reservations are also being accepted for Live Hawk and Owl Encounters on Nov. 14.

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.

ACNC 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 and live animals, 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.

The public is welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

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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