Explore bat, bird & butterfly sanctuary and native medicinal plants trail

Date(s) - Friday, Aug 04, 2017
12:00 am

Greystone Nature Preserve


Explore Greystone Nature Preserve’s bat, bird and butterfly sanctuary  as part of Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Rd., Fredonia. Parking is available right when you pull into the preserve.

Bat biologist Jonathan Townsend will discuss the importance of conservation efforts on bats and birds, as well as the effects that habitat preservation can have on our native pollinating insects and other wildlife.

You can also experience the meadows and recent installation of a native medicinal plants trail at Greystone.

It is recommended to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty in case of muddy conditions.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program.

The fee for attending is $8 for the public or $6 for Nature Center members. Pay online by Thursday, Aug. 3 and take your receipt. You can also pay on arrival by check or cash only, and exact change is appreciated.

This program is supported in part through a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF).

Townsend has had a strong interest in bat biology and conservation since a very young age. He holds a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology, both from SUNY Fredonia. Currently he works as the Conservation Lands Manager at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, an Adjunct Instructor in the Biology Department at Jamestown Community College, and is a Board Director at Greystone Nature Preserve.