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You Are Invited to Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds
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You Are Invited to Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to bring your family for a potluck dinner and fun outdoor activities at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Thanksgiving with the Birds on Saturday, November 19.

Dating to 1965, Thanksgiving with the Birds is Audubon’s oldest continuing tradition.

At 11:30 a.m. you can gather to mix broth-based soup contributions into a big pot over an outdoor fire. The flavor of the resulting appetizer is interesting and unpredictable, and usually delicious.

Audubon provides the roasted turkeys and beverages for the indoor buffet dinner that begins about 12:30. Participants are asked to bring a side dish (dressing, vegetables, potatoes, salad or dessert) and their own table service, including a mug for soup.

After-dinner activities include a talk by nature educator Teresa Corrigan, an elementary school teacher and popular presenter at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage.

The theme this year is the importance of everyone getting outside, especially children. Families and children may stay for the talk or join trail guide volunteers outside for an exploration of the trails. An indoor activity will be provided if the weather is dangerous, but every effort will be made to go outside, so dress accordingly.

Teresa Corrigan is an avid hiker and newly-minted member of Adirondack 46, a non-profit organization whose members have climbed the 46 major peaks of New York’s Adirondack Mountains.  She is also a member of the Niagara Frontier chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, volunteers at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, and is active with the Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve in Depew, where she serves as a volunteer tour guide. An educator for 20+ years, Corrigan is a first grade teacher in Williamsville, where she also runs a popular after-school nature club for grades 3-4.

The Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop will be open for holiday shopping during this delightful event hosted by Janet Forbes and Alan Brown.

Because seating is limited, reservations are required by Monday, November 14, 2016: call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or use the on-line form by by clicking through Public Programs under Programs & Events at auduboncnc.org. When you call to reserve, please say what dish you will bring to pass. 

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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