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Poetry of Birds at Audubon event planned for Friday

Local author and storyteller Paul Leone will present “The Poetry of Birds” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday.

Those attending may find yourself laughing out loud at some of the poems about birds that local storyteller Paul Leone shares at Audubon Community Nature Center’s next First Friday.

“The Poetry of Birds” presentation is happening from 11 a.m. to noon Friday.

Leone is an author and storyteller who has been entertaining students and adults for years, specializing in Chautauqua County and vicinity over the past 25 years. He is the sole proprietor of Chautauqua Region Press, whose mission is to publish material related to Western New York.

The fee for attending First Friday is $8, or $6 for Nature Center members.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday. They can be made by calling 569-2345 or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Upcoming Programs.” Walk-ins are welcome up to maximum capacity based on current COVID-19 regulations.

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs. Face coverings are also required outdoors when visitors cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups.

ACNC is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only. Visitors are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.

While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle. To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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