Audubon Community Nature Center: creating real and healthy connections to nature for all children within the local community.
Founded in 1957 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has grown from a group of 10 bird-loving individuals to include more than 850 household members. ACNC's educators visit elementary schools across Chautauqua, Erie, and Cattaraugus Counties to provide hands-on environmental education programs.
In addition to providing school programs, ACNC maintains a 600 acre nature sanctuary which includes close to 6 miles of trails for visitors to enjoy free of charge. ACNC also offers visitors an up-close look at live birds of prey including Liberty, ACNC's non-releasable Bald Eagle. Liberty has been at ACNC for 20 years, and will soon be joined by an American Kestrel and Red Tailed Hawk. These two new birds of prey (who are also non-releasable) will be housed in the newly constructed Wildlife Habitat adjacent to Liberty's enclosure. Additional animals housed at ACNC include a variety of reptiles and amphibians such as hellbenders, turtles, and snakes.
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Audubon Community Nature Center believes that every child from within the local community deserves a real and healthy connection to nature.
ACNC's educators, staff, and volunteers work towards making that vision a reality each and every day.