Date(s) - Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Audubon Center & Sanctuary
- Birds, butterflies & animals
- Hands-on workshop
- Nature activities
- Talks & presentations
The Audubon Nature Center will hold its Snowflake Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.
The Snowflake Festival is the Nature Center’s longest running festival. In addition to favorites such as snowshoes, live birds of prey presentations, nest box building and wagon rides, there will be sustainable living demonstrations.
You can learn about ways to live a bit lighter on the planet through interactive gardening activities, making butter, learning to tap a maple tree and building a nest box. Other possibilities will be trying out some old fashioned hand tools and making baskets, braided rugs and soap. Textile demonstrations will include a spinner, weaver, knitters, dyers and others who can turn fleece into clothing.
Outdoors activities will include the traditional snowshoeing and cross country skiing with equipment provided, as well as naturalist-led hikes, horse-drawn wagon rides, samples of outdoor cooking, alpacas in a petting pen, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Nature Center’s resident bald eagle.
Wild Spirit Education will be back with their ever-popular presentations of live owls and hawks. Also indoors will be children’s crafts, a Chinese auction, door prizes, and great shopping at the Blue Heron Gift Shop.
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts of any age group and other interested boys and girls can earn a Winter Fun patch by completing activities at the Festival.
It is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times. See more at the Audubon website.