On Monday, April 1, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering an opportunity for children to enjoy some of the same adventures they would at Summer Camp - but in the muddy springtime.
For grades kindergarten and up, activities will extend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During an exploration of the sanctuary, campers will look for birds, snakes, salamanders, tadpoles and more. The children will break into age groups for some activities, and join into a large group for others. Participants should dress for the weather and bring an extra set of clothes, just in case. Also bring a lunch that does not need refrigeration and a couple of snacks.
The cost for the day is $30 or $25 for Friends of the Nature Center. There is a $5 sibling discount.
Discovery opportunities abound at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Mud Camp on Monday, April 1. One possibility would be salamander eggs like this young Bills fan discovered.
With a limited number of openings, reservations are required by Thursday, March 28, by calling 569-2345, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on the link at jamestownaudubon.org.
Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has more than 5 miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.