The Audubon Community Nature Center will host its next Natural Investigators session on Saturday, Nov. 25.
While glimpsing animals can be exciting, people can discover a lot about them by the signs they leave behind.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., adults and their 8 to 12-year-old(s) can be Audubon Community Nature Center Natural Investigators and learn about “Animal Signs and Game Cameras.”
Tracks, scat, nests, and trails are all ways you can see animal activity and become aware of their behaviors. Find out how to identify various animal signs, and look for them in the wild. Those attending will also determine a good spot to set up a game camera to see if they can catch some pictures of the local wildlife.
After indoor time on animal tracking and how to identify common animal signs around Audubon, the group will head outside to see what you can discover on the trails. Any photos captured on the game camera will be emailed to participants after the program.
The program happens rain or shine. Be sure to dress for the weather, and be prepared to do some off-trail explorations. The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for Nature Center members and children between the ages of 8 and 12.
Enrollment is limited to 12 children, 24 participants total.
Make paid reservations – required by Thursday, Nov. 23, – by calling 716-569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Programs and Events.” Natural Investigators is presented the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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 the 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.
To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 716-569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org.