Two of the region’s premier nature showcases are joining forces to present two days of delightful outdoor fun and learning.
On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, volunteers and staff of the Audubon Nature Center will offer special opportunities at Panama Rocks, the beautiful natural playground in Panama, NY.
Visitors will be able to explore the scenic half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rocks that form crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest.
Retired Jamestown Community College professors Tom Erlandson and Dan Anderson will be stationed along the trails to teach you about the rocks and trees. Visitors can also explore displays and artifacts from the Nature Center and possibly meet one or more of the Nature Center’s live animal ambassadors.
Live birds of prey – like owls and hawks – will be presented on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Wild Spirit Education and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation.
Davis & Eng will perform live music from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
While supplies last, you can build a birdfeeder for $10/kit.
Panama Rocks hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with the last admission at 4 p.m.
Come for a couple hours or bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic lunch, lawn games, and plan to spend the day!
General admission is $7.50; Child (6-12), $5; Ages 5 & Under, free. A portion of your admission will be donated by Panama Rocks to the Nature Center. Additional donations to the Nature Center will be gratefully accepted.
Panama Rocks is at 11 Rock Hill Road in Panama, NY. For more information, call (716) 782-2845 or visit www.panamarocks.com.
To learn more about the Audubon Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.