Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Grants Supports Audubon Programs

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is supporting programing in their area offered by Audubon Community Nature Center. The first such event was an opportunity to identify the songs of birds in the forest at the College Lodge in Brocton, pictured.

After supporting a successful outreach last year, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is again aiding Audubon Community Nature Center in extending its programming into northern Chautauqua County.

With help from a Community Grant from the foundation, a number of Audubon events are planned in the north county. The grant was made possible through community-minded donors who have established community benefit funds at the the foundation.

Earlier this month, Terry Mosher, retired State University at Fredonia professor, gave a workshop at the College Lodge in Brocton. He taught participants how to identify bird songs then led them on the trails of the College Lodge woods where they could listen for those songs and others.

On Saturday, June 24, beadwork artist and teacher Anne Jackson will lead a dragonfly pendant workshop at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in Dunkirk.

Audubon’s July and August First Friday Lunch Bunch programs will feature related field trips. July 7 will be a tour of a 14.5-acre hobby farm, Dan and Shauna Anderson’s Alpacaville in Bemus Point. August 4 will be a trip to Fredonia’s Greystone Nature Preserve.

“Plans are still in the works for September and October,” said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon program director. “We are so grateful to the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for enabling us to expand our reach and welcome more folks into the wonderful world of nature!”

For more information about any of these programs supported in part through a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation., call 569-2345 during business hours or click through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit or through the Programs link in the top bar at