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Audubon’s Bald Eagle is featured creature

On Wednesday, Audubon Community Nature Center will have its monthly Creature Feature event. This month’s featured creature is Audubon’s own Bald Eagle, Liberty.

JAMESTOWN — At Audubon Community Nature Center, the last Wednesday afternoon of the month is Creature Feature time for children and their adults.

On Wednesday, July 28, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., the featured creature is Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

Bald Eagles are raptors, also called “birds of prey,” that use their keen eyesight for hunting. Other raptors include hawks and owls.

Creature Feature participants will visit Liberty at her outdoor habitat and see the progress being made on the construction of her neighboring building. Upon its completion, the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat will be the home for additional birds of prey.

Come early to explore inside the nature center building or save time at the end of the program to adventure outside.

The fee is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3 to 15, and free for those two and under.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants, and paid reservations are required by Monday, July 26. Register by calling 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Upcoming Programs.” Walk-ins may be accepted if there is room; call for availability after the deadline.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Area residents can view six miles of trails on the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.

The Nature Center building includes the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation until August 2, after which regular admission fees will resume.

Face coverings are not required outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear face coverings when inside the Nature Center building. To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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