JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s 2015 Snowflake Festival is set to take place this weekend and there’s plenty of events and activities scheduled to take place.
Planners at Audubon are excited to announce that Paul Fehringer will be returning this year. He’s a licensed wildlife rehabilitator who founded Wild Spirit Education program.
A variety of vendors will also be on hand and will have hand-made items like winter wear, pottery, jewelry and greeting cards. Demonstrations of outdoor cooking, spinning, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing will add to the fun.
The day-long event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also features horse-drawn sleigh rides, kicksled demonstrations by Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, crafts, a Chinese auction, naturalist-led winter nature walks, alpacas and other live animals, door prizes, kids crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of Audubon’s resident bald eagle, and more.
Times for special activities are:
- 10:30 a.m.: Hike with a Naturalist – Explore the grounds with a guide and see what is happening in the winter world (repeats at noon and 2 p.m.).
- 11 a.m.: Wild Spirit Education Program – Daytime Sky Hunters. See live birds of prey up close and learn all about their unique ways of surviving as a daytime hunter.
- Noon – 4 p.m.: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
- Noon: Hike with a Naturalist
- Noon: Wild Spirit Education – Meet and greet the live owls and other birds of prey and their handlers up close. Ask questions and get great photos.
- Noon: Kicksled Demonstrations outdoors by Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue (repeats at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.)
- 1 p.m.: Wild Spirit Education Program – Owls. Learn all about owls and the awesome ways they get around at night.
- 1 p.m.: Kicksled Demonstrations
- 2 p.m.: Hike with a Naturalist
- 2 p.m.: Kicksled Demonstrations
- 3 p.m.: Kicksled Demonstrations
Admission to the Snowflake Festival is $6; children 3-12 are $2, and those two and under are free.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.