Friday, November 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon, First Friday Lunch Bunch: Piper Van Ord presents “Allegheny National Forest Adventures” followed by BYO brown bag lunch. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for members. No reservations required.
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Birds of Prey Day: Eagle Dreams rehabilitator Mark Baker will show his live owls and hawks all day with presentations at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Do a craft, earn a fun patch, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, Liberty. $8 adults, $6 members and children 3-15, free 2 and under. No reservations required.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m., Plant Based Cooking: An Audubon Exclusive: Cornell plant-based nutrition graduate Janeen Beard will mix cooking ideas with nutrition discussions and hands-on learning in her home. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, main courses, dessert and more; go home with new recipes, new ideas and a full tummy! Donation is $40; reservations deadline is Sunday, November 4. Details on the Exclusives page at auduboncnc.org.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:15-8 p.m., Audubon Nature Photography Club: Camera tips and tricks, photo critique, guest speaker. Annual membership is $30; first-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. To learn more, visit facebook.com/
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m., Little Explorers: “Whoo’s There.” Children ages 3-8 and their favorite grownup will learn all about the different types of owls that call Audubon home, enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack. $8; $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3-8. Limited enrollment. Paid reservations required by Thursday, November 8, 2018: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or register online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nature Play Day: Children ages 2-8 and their favorite adults can drop in anytime. Extra materials will be placed in the Nature Play Area, and a naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information. Wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and dirty. You may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. Nature Play Day is planned for rain or shine; in case of severe weather the program will be cancelled. This month only parents may drop their children off with the naturalist to attend the program happening indoors as part of Thanksgiving with the Birds. Free.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thanksgiving with the Birds: Potluck meal and outdoor activities plus SUNY Fredonia’s Peter Tucker will describe how constructed habitats can help wildlife. Audubon provides the turkeys. Limited seating. $6 plus a dish to pass, optional soup pot contribution. Reservations appreciated by Wednesday, November 14: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or register online by clicking through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. Walk-ins welcome. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to bring the kids and drop them off at the Nature Play Area (or stay with them) for Nature Play Day.