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Audubon Community Nature Center May, 2019, events

Friday, May 3, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., First Friday Lunch Bunch: Andrea Hille, a Silviculturalist with the Allegheny National Forest, presents “Healthy Forests,” followed by BYO brown bag lunch. $8, $6 for members. Audubon provides coffee and tea. No reservations required. For more info click on “Current Schedule” at auduboncnc.org/programs.

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6 a.m.-midnight., Birdathon (Fundraiser): A day for birders to get out, see birds, have fun, and raise some money for a deserving college-bound student. To join a birding team, by Thursday, May 2, call (716) 569-2345. Donate to the scholarship online at auduboncnc.org/donate.

Saturday, May 4, 2018, 7-11 a.m., Bird Banding Demonstrations: Saturdays through May 18, weather permitting, drop in any time to watch how ornithologists capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure, weigh and then release them. Free; donations appreciated.

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon, Nature Center Member Brunch: Members are invited to celebrate the end of the March–April More the Merrier New Member Drive. Reservations appreciated by Thursday, May 2, walk-ins welcome. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Saturday, May 11, 2018, 7-11 a.m., Bird Banding Demonstrations: Saturdays through May 18, weather permitting, drop in any time to watch how ornithologists capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure, weigh and then release them. Free; donations appreciated.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m., Little Explorers: “Into the Nest.” Children ages 3-8 and their favorite grownup enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack, making for a fun-filled morning of learning. Limited enrollment. $8; $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3-8. Paid reservations required by Thursday, May 9, 2019: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m., Apples and Orchards – Pest Management: Learn about the common pests that frequently bother apple and other trees and ways to control them. $16, $12 Nature Center members. Paid reservations required by Thursday, May 9, 2019. To enroll, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2-4 p.m., Wildflower Garden Walk and Studio Tour (An Audubon Exclusive): Enjoy a private tour of the native gardens and art studio of botanical artist, Sara Baker Michalak, plus refreshments. $40 per person, limited enrollment. Paid reservations required by Saturday, May 4, 2019. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 2-4 p.m., Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk: Meet wildflower expert and Chautauqua Institution naturalist Jack Gulvin for a walk through the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Bentley Sanctuary (Bentley Avenue, off Fluvanna near the Strunk Road exit of I-86). $8, $6 for members and children 9-15. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going to auduboncnc.org/programs and clicking on “Current Schedule.”

Saturday, May 18, 2018, 7-11 a.m., Bird Banding Demonstrations: Weather permitting, drop in any time to watch how ornithologists capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure, weigh and then release them. Free; donations appreciated.

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Nature Play Day: Children ages 2-8 and their favorite adults can drop in anytime. Extra materials are in the Nature Play Area, and a naturalist is 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. Free. For more info go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click on “Current Schedule.”

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Plant Exchange and Sale: Bring some plants from home to exchange for new ones, or simply buy some plants to add to your landscape. Free. Bring cash, check or card to purchase plants.

Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019, Allegany Nature Pilgrimage: Annual outdoor learning experience hosted by Audubon Community Nature Center, Buffalo Audubon Society, Presque Isle Audubon Society, and Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (Rochester) at Camp Allegany, Allegany State Park. Early-bird discounts for registrations before April 24.

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