Date(s) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Audubon Center & Sanctuary
- Birds, butterflies & animals
- Crafts & floral design
- Nature activities
- Talks & presentations
The Audubon Nature Center will hold its Snowflake Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.
At this winter extravaganza you can try snowshoeing and cross country skiing with equipment provided if there’s snow. Other outdoor opportunities include naturalist-led hikes, horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides, demonstrations of husky sled dogs and outdoor cooking, alpacas in a petting pen, and behind-the-scenes tours of Audubon’s resident bald eagle.
Inside you can enjoy a scavenger hunt, building nest boxes or suet feeders, children’s crafts, spinning wheel demonstrations, woodcarving demonstrations, Native American cord-making demonstrations, gardening activities and more.
Wild Spirit Education will present three programs of live raptors.
A variety of vendors will have hand-made items such as soap, pottery and winter wear. There will be food, hot bar, raffle, Chinese auction, door prizes, and shopping at the Blue Heron Gift Shop.
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group can earn a Winter Fun patch by completing certain activities at the festival. For more information and to sign up their groups, Scout Leaders can call the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 or go on-line to http://snowflakefestival.wordpress.com/scouts/.
Admission to the Snowflake Festival is $6; children 3-15 are $2, and those two and under are free. Extra fees apply for some activities.