Jamestown Audubon To Host State Chapters

MAYVILLE – The Audubon Council of New York State’s Fall Meeting will be at the Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center in Mayville.

Ruth Lundin, Jamestown Audubon president, said the decision was confirmed at the spring meeting of the Audubon Council, held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.

“We are thrilled to be bringing a group of about 75 people to Chautauqua County for this important gathering,” she said.

Lundin said the Buffalo Audubon Society will join Jamestown Audubon to host the Oct. 17-19 event. In addition to the 27 active National Audubon Society chapters of New York State and the staff of Audubon New York in Albany, Western Pennsylvania chapters of National Audubon will also be invited.

The host organizations are working with the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau to encourage participants to extend their stay to include tours before and after the meetings.

“We are currently polling the members with suggestions of additional bird watching trips, visits to Roger Tory Peterson Institute and Chautauqua Institution, as well as Amish or wine tasting tours,” Lundin said.

She added they are working closely with Chautauqua Suites to encourage a menu of locally produced foods.

Jamestown’s Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-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 Sundays. Visitors can view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat or walk the more than five miles of maintained trails from dawn until dusk daily.

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