Following last year's inaugural success, the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary has created a unique 2013 natural history calendar that combines nature images from local photographers with a natural history timeline for each month.
The photographers who contributed their work include Audubon staff and volunteers, Audubon Nature Photography Club and community members as well as professionals.
Another gift or stocking stuffer possibility is Audubon Bucks, which can be used like cash to pay for programs at Jamestown Audubon, to shop in the Nature Store or to pay for a Friends of the Nature Center membership, new or renewal.
After the success of the 2012 natural history calendar, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering shipping for the 2013 edition that includes facts about nature on each page. Audubon Bucks is another holiday gift idea that also supports local nature education. The deadline for calendar orders is Dec. 1.
A package of Audubon Bucks contains five $5 gift certificates and a free pass for building or festival admission. The packets cost $25 if bought at the Audubon or $28 if ordered on the Audubon's website at jamestownaudubon.weebly.com/audubon-bucks.html. The packet will be mailed.
Calendars sell for $18 - or $16 for Friends of the Nature Center - and must be pre-ordered by Dec. 1. They can be picked up at the Nature Center on or after Dec. 15 or shipped for $4 a calendar.
To order a calendar, visit the Audubon at 569-2345, or use the online form. Click on the link on Audubon's home page at jamestownaudubon.org.
The Audubon also offers gift possibilities at the Blue Heron Nature Store. The selection includes field guides, insect nets and Conewango Blend birdseed specially formulated for local birds, as well as. puzzles, shirts, jewelry, children's books, toys and stocking stuffers.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Bald eagle viewing and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are open dawn to dusk.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.