Several families took advantage of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary's Nature at Night opportunity that began in July.
On Thursday, the Nature Center will again be open until 9 p.m., as it will be on the second Thursday of each month.
The center's three-story building contains a Nature Store and a collection of live animals including fish, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as interactive displays that inform and engage visitors of all ages.
The Audubon Nature Center’s being open until 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month means visitors can go outside to quietly relax with the peaceful sounds of nature after enjoying the interesting exhibits and creatures inside. Folks pictured here are enjoying the sounds of nature outside the back of the Nature Center at dusk.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Audubon has more than five miles of maintained trails. Its 600-acre wetland preserve includes a native tree arboretum and several educational gardens.
The trails are open daily from dawn to dusk, as is the exhibit of Liberty, Audubon's non-releasable Bald Eagle, housed in her outdoor habitat behind the Nature Center. Normal hours for the Nature Center are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The late hours on the second Thursdays will allow families to visit together after the work day. Those participating can take an evening hike and then tour the exhibits at night.
While no grills are available, visitors are welcome to bring a picnic supper as long as they remove everything they brought with them.
Admission to the Audubon Nature Center is $5 or free for children and Friends of the Nature Center.
To learn more about the center and its programs, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.