It would be hard to find a better way to spend a winter day than at the Audubon Nature Center’s annual Snowflake Festival on Feb. 7.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with live animals, fun food, exhibits and vendors throughout. Horse drawn sleigh rides will be available all afternoon.
Equipment will be provided to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Other outdoor activities include cooking demonstrations with lots of samples, alpacas in a petting pen, and a behind-the-scenes look at Audubon’s resident bald eagle.
Inside, guests will find more live animals, including reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Visitors can build nest boxes or suet feeders, make children’s crafts, engage in gardening activities, and see demonstrations of a spinning wheel and wood carving.
Additionally, there will be environmentally responsible exhibitors, displays, and vendors with hand-made items such as soap, pottery, doggie biscuits, jewelry, and winter wear, as well as treats, a raffle, a Chinese auction, and great shopping at the Blue Heron Gift Shop.
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group 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 to
Admission to the Snowflake Festival is $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-15and free for kids ages 2 and under. Parking is free. Extra fees apply for some activities.
The Audubon Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit