(WNY News Now) – The Audubon Community Nature Center invites young adventurers and their guardians to a captivating journey into the world of fungi during the “Little Explorers” event on Saturday, September 9.
Jamestown – Fungi, encompassing molds, mushrooms, and toadstools, will be the focal point of discovery as children aged 3 to 8, along with their adult companions, gather at the Audubon Community Nature Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on September 9.
Venturing across diverse ecosystems, participants will learn about the vital role fungi play in benefiting plants, animals, and humans alike. The event will commence with an indoor session, unraveling the secrets of fungi and their intricate connections with the surrounding flora and fauna. Following this enlightening lesson, attendees will embark on an outdoor expedition to observe the myriad colors, shapes, and sizes of fungi that thrive in the natural world.
A post-hike snack is provided, with the possibility of engaging in a craft activity if time allows. This event is held rain or shine, so attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.
Admission fees are $12 for adults, $9 for children aged 3 to 8, and Nature Center members. Enrollment is limited to 15 children and 30 participants in total.
To secure your spot, reservations must be made by Thursday, September 7, 2023, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by visiting AudubonCNC.org and navigating to the Programs and Events section.