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Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center supports the Buffalo Ornithological Society’s (BOS) ambitious effort every fall to count birds in Western New York.

Whether watching on their own property or committing to a larger area, it takes many people -- beginning to advanced birders -- to cover the four-county territory that is counted. 

If you have experience in bird counting, you can be part of this important work by volunteering on Saturday October 8.  If you’re interested but inexperienced, you could observe others and learn for future counts.   

The BOS count has been held every second Saturday in October since 1939.  The date was chosen to coincide with the end of the fall migration. 

Monday, October 3, is Audubon Birdseed Order Deadline

Monday, October 3, is Audubon Birdseed Order Deadline

Jamestown, NY – With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure our feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter.

Monday, October 3, is the deadline for placing orders for the Audubon Nature Center’s fall sale of a variety of birdseeds and related items. In addition to the exclusively formulated Conewango Blend for local birds, specialty seeds, “cakes,” suet cage feeders, and other treats are also available. 

Your many choices can be found by clicking on the “Bird Seed” page at www.jamestownaudubon.org or calling the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 during business hours. 

Orders can be submitted online, phoned, mailed, or faxed. Friends of the Nature Center receive an 18% discount on pre-ordered birdseed. (You can become a member by clicking on “Membership” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.)

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Cheektowaga, N.Y., store Thursday, August 7, 2014.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 10:45 a.m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee. Doors will open for business at 11 a.m.

Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. A complete schedule of events will be available on www.cabelas.com/stores when finalized.

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods
Saturday, January 28
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Discover the woods in winter! Call 716-683-5959 for more information. No registration required for this event.

  • Enjoy SPCA wildlife department presentations with live birds at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
  • Take a guided winter nature walk at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 PM
  • Listen to winter nature stories at 1:45, 2:45 and 3:45 PM
  • Kids can make winter nature crafts, such as pinecone bird feeders, snowglobes and track pictures
  • Test out snowshoes or cross-country skis for free in our demonstration area
  • Rent snowshoes and take a longer walk on the trails
  • Create snow sculptures around the Education Center
  • Try out the energy bike, and learn how to go "green" in the winter
  • Learn about ice fishing and winter survival techniques
  • Enjoy hot drinks and snacks for sale.

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

 

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

 

4:30pm - 5:30pmEnjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a
different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For
children in grades K-5. No registration required.
Call 683-5959 for more information. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959