The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will take part in the Great Lakes Experience Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Visitors can stop by Memorial Park on Lakeshore Drive in Dunkirk to learn about the environment, ecology and recreational opportunities in the Great Lakes region. There will be family entertainment, environmental exhibitors, food vendors and more.
Naturalists and volunteers from the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will have live animals and natural artifacts for visitors to learn about wetlands habitat in the Great Lakes area. Artifacts will include furs, skulls, shells and nests. Visitors can also find information about the programs, events and volunteer opportunities that Audubon has to offer.
On Saturday, the Jamestown Audubon Society and Sanctuary will have an exhibit at the Great Lakes Experience Festival in Dunkirk to teach about some of the wildlife, like the snapping turtle pictured above, that live in the Great Lakes region.
The festival is being coordinated by The Great Lakes Experience, a not-for- profit support organization for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It provides an array of information about the habitat, science, recreation and tourism opportunities afforded by the Great Lakes.
The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Hours for the Nature Center and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays from 1-4:30 p.m. The arboretum, gardens, more than 5 miles of trails, and exhibit of Liberty, Audubon's resident non-releasable Bald Eagle, are open dawn to dusk daily.
For more information about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.