The Buffalo Audubon Society will be hosting a summer family fun festival that’s sure to be a blast for everyone! Beaver Meadow’s Wild Summer will take place at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Everyone will enjoy paddling the pond in a canoe or catching insects in the meadow. Craft a crown made with natural materials, build a fairy house or toad abode, use small nets to explore pond life and cheer on your favorite turtle in our turtle race! Explore a pop-up Nature Play Area with tree blocks, a log obstacle course, tree climbing, and other fun surprises!  Everyone can learn new archery skills with the Wyoming County Federation. The SPCA serving Erie County will also have live animals to learn about and the Buffalo Astronomical Association will be at the observatory for solar viewing.

A giant mud play zone will be a focal point for the event as well! Visitors are encouraged to bring a towel and change of clothes if they plan to get dirty. Hoses will be available to clean up.

“We are excited to continue this annual summer event at Beaver Meadow. We are encouraging children and families to create their own adventure and enjoy a hands-on day in the woods!” said Melissa Fratello, Buffalo Audubon Society Executive Director.

Snacks and beverages will be for sale in the Nature Center.

Admission to Beaver Meadow’s Wild Summer is $8 per person; $30 for a family of 4; ages 2 and under free. For more information, please call (585) 457-3228, visit: on facebook @BuffaloAudubonSociety. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is located at 1610 Welch Road in North Java, N.Y.