Little Explorers Can Learn About ‘Beautiful Birds’ At Audubon Saturday

“Beautiful Birds” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, Feb. 10. Through an indoor lesson and a walk outside, children ages three to eight and their favorite grownups will learn all about birds, like the black-capped chickadee pictured. Photo by Suzette Paduano

On Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m., adults and children three to eight years old can learn more about “Beautiful Birds” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers.

Feathers are a unique feature of birds. “Beautiful Birds” is an opportunity to investigate feathers, nests, wings, beaks, feet and more. Unless the weather is particularly severe, after the indoor lesson and exploration, the group will head outdoors, feed the birds and see their tracks in the snow and other evidence that they are around in the winter. Those attending should dress for the weather.

The group will also learn about a citizen science project called the Great Backyard Bird Count and how to participate.

After going outside, everyone gathers back indoors for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday, Feb. 8, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call 569-2345 or visit