The Audubon Nature Center calendar “Small Wonders” can make a wonderful gift for this Christmas.
Jeff Tome, the senior naturalist at the nature center and the leader in the creation of the calendar, noted that there is a lot happening outside that most people never notice.
“The calendar is dedicated to the thousands of children whose curiosity and enthusiasm has forced us to stop and take a closer look at the world,” Tome said, “often finding amazingly beautiful and fascinating things along the way.”
The calendar features photos of a wide variety of nature from a tiny hummingbird nest to the odd alien landscapes of lichens. It is full of close-ups to find each month, with photos by Alex Shipherd, Jennifer Schlick, Katie Finch, Kim Turner, Jeff Tome, Laurie Dirkx and Wendy Bale.
Calendars can be seen and purchased at the Audubon Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop while supplies last. You can also order by calling (716) 569-2345 or going online.
The cost is $20 for public and $18 for Friends of the Nature Center. Shipping anywhere in the United States is $5 per calendar.
The Small Wonders calendar was created and printed locally. Proceeds go toward the educational programs at the Nature Center.
While you are at the Nature Center, you can explore the many holiday gift possibilities at the Blue Heron Gift Shop. There are plenty of great books for children and adults, puzzles, shirts, jewelry, toys and stocking stuffers, as well as Conewango Blend birdseed, specially formulated for our local feathered friends.
The Audubon Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.
The new winter hours for the building and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 -4:30 p.m. Sunday. Bald eagle viewing and trails are open dawn to dusk daily.