Nature At Night Begins Thursday At Audubon

Beginning this week, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is making it easier to hike in the evening by keeping the center open until 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Audubon has more than 5 miles of maintained trails. Its 600-acre wetland preserve includes a native tree arboretum and several educational gardens.

The center’s three-story building contains a Nature Store and a collection of live animals including fish, reptiles, and amphibians and interactive displays. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle housed in her outdoor habitat behind the Nature Center. The trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. Normal hours for the Nature Center 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 for 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.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.