Area residents can celebrate the winter season by making a fresh holiday decoration with natural greens for their own home or as a special gift.
The Audubon Community Nature Center is offering three Decorating with Greens opportunities to make a small wreath, table decoration, or swag with beautiful natural greens.
Workshop times are Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Create something of one’s own design and take home a unique holiday decoration. Directions, cut greens, and other materials will be on hand to make one-of-a-kind decorations suited to your particular taste. Those participating are encouraged to bring additional decorations or supplies such as small wreath frames, ribbon, wire, pruners, and holiday decor to aid in making your creation.
All ages are welcome, though small children will need assistance.
Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs.
The program fee is $10 for adults, $7.50 for Nature Center members and children 3-15, and free for those two and under. Twelve-inch wire wreath frames are available for an additional $3. Paid reservations are required by Friday, Dec. 3. They can be made by calling 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Upcoming Programs.” Walk-ins may be accepted if there is room. Call for availability after the deadline.
Audubon continues to take into consideration regional data from both Chautauqua and Warren counties to make COVID-19 related decisions and to follow CDC recommendations at minimum. To review ACNC’s most up-to-date COVID-19 requirements, which include information on face coverings and gathering limitations, visit AudubonCNC.org and read the COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.
The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. View the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, dawn to dusk daily, free of charge. The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the new Hellbender exhibit, the 2021 Nature Photography Contest winners, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members enjoy free building admission daily, and building admission is free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members as well.