Audubon Little Explorers to study Amphibians Saturday, July 8

On Saturday morning, July 8, Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers—3 to 8-year-olds and their adults—will learn about frogs, toads, and salamanders, like the mole salamander in the picture.

Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders are all amphibians. They are also the creatures Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers will study on Saturday, July 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Area residents are invited to be among the 3 to 8-year-olds and their favorite adults who come and see what they find buried in the dirt and mud. Those attending can learn more about the amphibians they could find near their home, try to identify a frog by only its calls, and see some of these usually squishy, and sometimes slimy, animals up close.

Amphibians spend at least some portion of their life in water, but it’s possible to find plenty of them hopping around the forest floor and crawling under logs in the summer as well. After an indoor lesson, the group wil go outside to flip some logs, search the ponds and look closely on the forest floor to find these animals at different stages of their life cycle. A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time. This program takes place rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3 – 8 and Nature Center members. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, 30 participants total. Make required paid reservations by Thursday, July 6, by calling 716-569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Programs and Events.”

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, and hike more than five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free. The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.


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