That’s how Jamestown Audubon President Ruth Lundin announced that all the edibles in the recently renovated and expanded nature store at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will be discounted on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday hours are 1-4:30 p.m.
“We have a great selection of locally produced edibles that we’re going to offer at 20% off – or 30% to Friends of the Nature Center,” Lundin said. She noted that these make great gifts and include jams and jellies, honey, Stedman Corners bird-friendly coffee, pancake mix, and maple syrup and related products, like raspberry maple spread and sweet maple mustard.
Selected t-shirts and polo shirts will also be on sale.
All these will be available as long as the supplies last.
Other items that may be of interest at their regular prices are puppets, puzzles, jewelry, notecards and stationery, handcrafted walking sticks, nature related books and field guides, t-shirts, embroidered polo shirts and fleece jackets, bird feeders and bird seed, and more.
The Blue Heron also carries jewelry made by Women of the Cloud Forest artists who create different types of earrings, bracelets and necklaces using rainforest seeds. This Fair Trade project supplies a never ending range of colors, styles and patterns of beautiful jewelry to many of the leading, zoos, botanical gardens, museums and boutique shops across the country.
There is never an admission fee to visit the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Sundays are free admission days for the Nature Center, where visitors can enjoy displays of local reptiles and amphibians, plus tanks of fish. Other indoor exhibits include Frogs, Energy and Pollination. There is also seating to observe a beautiful view of birds, chipmunks, squirrels and sometimes even deer at the Center’s birdfeeders.
Blue Heron Gift Shop sales support Audubon’s wide-ranging environmental education programs, physical facilities, education animals – including Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle – and 600-acre wetland preserve.
The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The building is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The grounds, including trails, gardens, picnic tables, arboretum, and Liberty, are open from dawn until dusk daily.
For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://www.jamestownaudubon.org.
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