Audubon Taking Reservations For Enchanted Forest

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center will host its Enchanted Forest in October, though reservations will be accepted starting Sept. 12.

The Audubon Nature Center’s annual Enchanted Forest is a non-scary Halloween event held this year Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Evenings begin with stories and songs at a backyard campfire. Then participants will be escorted around a luminary-lit trail by volunteer “fireflies” who light the way with lanterns. Larger-than-life-sized animals tell about their lives, sharing information through stories.

After about a 45-minute walk, those attending can take part in crafts and have snacks as they explore the Nature Center inside.

Pre-registration with payment is necessary to reserve a specific time slot from 6 through 8 p.m. Sunset is 6:45 p.m. Tours begin every 10 minutes. Enrollment is limited, and there will be no ticket sales at the door. The program takes place rain or shine, and there are no refunds.

Reservations for the Enchanted Forest can be made by the public beginning Monday, Sept. 12. The fee is $12, $8 for Friends of the Nature Center, $6 for children 3-15, and free for children two and under. To register, call 569-2345 or print and mail the online registration form at www.audubonenchantedforest.wordpress.com. Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment by cash, check or Visa/MasterCard/Discover.

Enchanted Forest sponsors are Forecon, Michaels Arts and Crafts, Kings’ Heating and Cooling, Timberland Realty, Courier Capital LLC and ERA Team VP Real Estate. The Enchanted Forest is made possible through the dedication of many volunteers, some of whom are registered with RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. For more information about volunteering, visit www.audubonenchantedforest.wordpress.com/volunteers.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.