Audubon Nature Play Day Will Be Held May 18

Saturday, May 18, is the next free Nature Play Day at Audubon Community Nature Center. All children ages two to eight and their favorite grown-ups are welcome.

The open house format means those attending can stay as long as they like between 10 a.m. and noon. Adults are required to stay with their children and may want to bring a chair, snacks and water or a drink.

Those who attend early on May 18 can observe bird banding at the pavilion by the west entrance. Weather permitting, ornithologists will be banding from 7 to 11 a.m.

Young children can be creative with what nature provides as well as a few additional supplies from Audubon. For Nature Play Days extra materials that change with the weather and season are placed in the play area, and a naturalist is present to answer questions and provide information.

Nature Play Days on the third Saturday morning of every month are an opportunity for children to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment. Meanwhile adults learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

Be prepared for play outside. Children should wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and dirty. Those attending may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. While Nature Play Day is planned for rain or shine,in the case of severe weather, the program will be cancelled.

The program is free through support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling 569-2345 during business hours or going online to AudubonCNC.org/programs and clicking on “Current Schedule.” Walk-ins are welcome.