After an energy-saving modified winter schedule, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will resume daily hours on Friday.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Nature Center building hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Visitors can see displays of local reptiles, including a variety of snakes and turtles and amphibians like frogs and a toad, as well as tanks of fish. They can also sit and observe from the center's observation decks, seeing birds, chipmunks, squirrels and sometimes even deer at the center's bird feeders.
The frog exhibit allows visitors to hear the peeps, groans, trills, snores and grunts of local frogs. The energy exhibit demonstrates how to save electricity through simple changes at home.
After an energy-saving modified winter schedule, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is returning to being open daily on Friday. Among the things one might see are deer at the bird feeders like those shown above.
Photo by Jennifer Schlick
In the third-floor Sky Room, patrons can feel like they are outdoors with hawks flying overhead.
The Nature Center building is also home to the nature store, which features a wide variety of gift items and bird seeds.
Outdoors, Audubon offers miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Members and children are admitted to the exhibits free of charge; non-member adults pay $5. Sunday is a free admission day.
Visitors are welcome to walk or ski the trails or visit Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle, free of charge daily, from dawn until dusk. Liberty is on display in her own enclosure behind the Nature Center building, where she can fly short distances.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.