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August 2015

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Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm

Monarch Butterfly Festival (All)
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy a room of free-flying Monarch Butterflies as the building and grounds become a butterfly paradise. There is food, crafts, caterpillars and a whole lot more fun going on!

September 2015

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Teachers!  Check out our website all about school programs:  http://audubonprograms.com/

mushroom in the forest

Photo by Jeff Tome

Taste of Nature: Mushroom Walk (Adult+) Some day in September or October, 2015, ?:00am-?:00pm Join mushroom experts Dr. Scott Stoleson and Garret Taylor for a stroll around the grounds in search of mushrooms – both edible and not.  (Let us know if you want to be on the calling list to find out once the date is set.)

Warren Stroller Walks (All) Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am

Take your baby on a stroll along the bike trail to explore the sights, sounds and smell of nature with a naturalist, as well as spend time with other adults.

First Friday Lunch Bunch (Adult)
Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm BYO Brown Bag Lunch to follow
Meet the fascinating native people of Eastern Africa, enjoy the stupendous landscapes of this part of our world, and embark on a safari (photos only!) in search of astounding wildlife.  Bob and Kathy Barber share pictures and stories.

FYI:  Old-Growth Forest Network Talk
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Jamestown Community College, Carnahan Theater
While not an Audubon program, we are sure there are many forest-lovers out there who will love to attend!  Author and forest protector Dr. Joan Maloof will speak at the Jamestown Community College campus in the Carnahan Theater about the Old-Growth Forest Network, which she founded. A book signing will follow immediately after the talk.  This program is sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.   Light refreshments will be served compliments of Chris Merchant’s Mariner’s Pier Express restaurant. If you would like to attend the talk, please contact Amy Hudson at (716) 665-3794 x227 or ahudson@rtpi.org for details.

FYI:  Old-Growth Forest Walk
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Not an Audubon event, but you might like to join tree lovers at the SUNY Fredonia College Lodge in Brocton for a short old-growth forest walk with Dr. Joan Maloof.
There will also be a talk in room 204 of the Williams Center at 7:00pm.  For more information, contact Jon Titus at Jonathan.Titus@fredonia.edu.

Adult Day Camp (All)
Wednesday, September 9 – Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:00am-12:30pm
Get an all morning nature experience with our staff of naturalists! There will be intensive nature learning combined with fun and games. Each of our naturalists will take a chunk of time to teach a topic they are passionate about, from salamanders to birds to insects and more.

FYI: Old-Growth Forest Dedication
Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00am
There will be a dedication of the Dr. Victor Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve which is part of the New York State Nature and Historic Trust by Dr. Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network.  The 292-acre forest includes 76 acres of mature Beech-Maple forest. A highlight is the largest forest-grown beech tree in New York State, it is over 250 years old. The dedication ceremony will be followed by a walk on the beech tree trail.  All are welcome to attend.  We will meet at the pavilion located at 93 Honorine Drive,  Depew, NY 14043.  This is not an Audubon event, but we thought you might be interested in attending.

Allegheny River Cleanup
September 12-19, 2015
This is not an Nature Center event, but we’re guessing a lot of nature-lovers will LOVE to get involved.

Little Explorers (Children ages 3-8 and a grown-up) Scales & Cold-blooded Tales Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am During this program we have a brief lesson, go for a nature walk, come back for a snack, and make a craft.  This month we will learn about reptiles, fish, insects and other scaled or cold-blooded animals!

Nature Walk (All)
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Join a naturalist for a nature walk through during the beautiful transition from summer to autumn.

Elk Field Trip (Adult+)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 10:00am-10:30pm
Travel with your Audubon friends to the Elk County Visitor Center in Benezette, Pennsylvania to see the Center, dine at the Benezette Hotel, and view herds of elk.

Grass-fed Beef

Grass-fed beef at Green Heron Growers

Taste of Nature: Farm Tour at Green Heron Growers (Adult+)
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Find out how Steve and Julie Rockcastle work with the land to raise grass-fed heritage beef, certified organic chicken, shiitake mushrooms & vegetables for conscious eaters who value quality products, animal welfare and stewardship of the land.

Leaf Monoprints (Adult+)
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Using leaves, you will make two monoprints – one on paper, and one on a scarf.

Taste of Nature: Fall Foraging (Adult+)
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Learn to identify edible plants on Audubon’s property in the fall.

Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner (Adult+)
Monday, September 28, 2015
Audubon Celebrates its Amazing Volunteers!

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