Caterpillars will be highlighting the Creature Feature event at Audubon Community Nature Center on Wednesday, August 25. This youngster is delighted with a caterpillar at an annual monarch butterfly festival. The 2021 Festival will take place on Saturday August 28.
At the Audubon Community Nature Center, the last Wednesday afternoon of the month is devoted to creatures for children and their adults.
Caterpillars are the star creature on Wednesday, August 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Caterpillars are the larval stage of butterflies and moths. Those who attend the Creature feature will learn that most of them eat plants. Some can damage crops, while others are valued as sources of silk, as food for humans or animals, or for the biological control of harmful plants.
Monarch caterpillars depend on milkweed for their survival. Visitors to the Audubon Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday August 28 can see monarchs at all stages of their development: egg, larvae (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and adult butterfly.
This program can be inside or outside the pavilion. Be sure to bring a face cover to wear if you are not vaccinated.
Arrive early to explore the interior of the Nature Center building or save time at the end of the program to venture outside.
Fees are $ 8 for adults, $ 6 for Center de la nature members and children aged 3 to 15, and free for children two and under.
Registration is limited to 20 participants and paid reservations are required before Monday 23 August. Register by calling 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Upcoming programs”.
Walk-ins can be accepted if there is space; call 569-2345 for availability after the deadline.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Admire the terrain, with its six miles of trails, and see Liberty, Audubon’s unreleasable bald eagle, from dawn to dusk daily, free of charge.
The Nature Center’s three-story building houses interactive exhibits, a collection of live animals, including the new Hellbender exhibit, the Blue Heron gift shop, and winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm Members of the Center de la nature benefit from free entry to the building every day, and entry to the building is free every Sunday for non-members of the Center de la nature.
Face coverings are not required outdoors, but unvaccinated persons are requested to wear face coverings 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.