Photographic Tour Of Allegheny Forest May 2

The public is invited to take a photographic tour of the Allegheny National Forest as part of the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on May 2.

U.S. Forest Service employee Kathleen Creek will present “Exploring the Allegheny National Forest.” Beginning at 11 a.m., Creek will share photographs she has taken in the Forest, State Game Lands, state parks and private lands throughout the Allegheny region. Her subject matter includes wildflowers, birds, wildland firefighting, waterfalls and landscape scenery.

Born and raised in Warren, Creek graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a Bachelor of Science in forest ecosystem science in 2004. She has been working with the U.S. Forest Service since 2005 in various capacities including biological technician, wildland fire fighter and forestry technician. She is also a former volunteer at Jamestown Audubon.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a bring-your-own brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Hours for the Nature Center building and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The sanctuary has more than five miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve and includes a native tree arboretum and several educational gardens. Visitors can view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat or walk the trails from dawn until dusk daily.

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