JAMESTOWN – The annual Snowflake Festival will bring several activities to the Audubon Center on Feb. 1. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features horse-drawn sleigh rides, kicksled demonstrations by Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, crafts, an auction, naturalist-led winter nature walks, alpacas and other live animals, door prizes, kids crafts and behind-the-scenes tours of Audubon’s resident bald eagle habitat.
Paul Fehringer, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator who founded Wild Spirit Education, will return this year to the festival. A variety of vendors will have hand-made items like winter wear, pottery, jewelry and greeting cards. Demonstrations of outdoor cooking, spinning, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing will be available.
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn a Winter Fun patch by completing certain activities at the Festival. For more information and to sign up their groups, Scout leaders can call Audubon at (716) 569-2345 or go online http://snowflakefestival.wordpress.com/scouts/.
Admission to the Snowflake Festival is $6; children 3-12 are $2; and those 2 and under are free. Extra fees apply for horse-drawn wagon rides, bluebird house building, the auction, raffles and food.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pa.