Audobon Community Nature Center Hosting Little Explorers Program

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Max Pixel Stock Image.KIANTONE – When the leaves fall off a plant, what is left behind? Does every tree and plant lose its leaves in the winter?Adults and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about “Evergreens and Conifers” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, December 12 10-11:30 a.m.Explore different trees and plants and figure out how they survive during these colder months. Along the way, learn what it means to be an evergreen, which trees are known as conifers, and which plants might be both.After an indoor lesson, attendees will head outside to find plant skeletons, identify evergreens and conifers, and look for evidence of the ways plants provide forest animals with the resources they need to survive the winter. A snack is provided after the walk and a craft is offered if there is time.Since the program takes place rain or shine,  officials say to be sure to dress for the weather.Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs. Face coverings are also required when attendees cannot maintain physical distance outdoors, so plan to have one available.The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members.Make reservations by Thursday, December 10, 2020, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Register for a Program.”The 2020 Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebooklast_img read more

India’s Chances of Qualifying for 2022 FIFA World Cup Get Slimmer after 0-1 Loss to Oman

first_imgMuscat: India went down to Oman by a solitary goal in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium in Muscat on Tuesday. Muhsen Al Ghassani scored in the 33rd minute for the home team as India now stand at three points from the five games.It was the hosts who had the upper hand in the initial exchanges of the first half. Oman could have taken the lead in the seventh minute but Muhsen Al Ghassani’s spot-kick was off-target after he was brought down in the penalty area by Rahul Bheke. The first chance for the Indians came in the 20th minute after Udanta Singh earned a free-kick. Brandon Fernandes curled in the ball towards the far post and found Chhetri, whose cross was intercepted by Oman custodian Ali Al Habsi.Three minutes later, Nishu Kumar — making his first appearance under head coach Igor Stimac — surged into the Omani penalty box after a one-two with Udanta down the right flank but his dangerous-looking centre was cleared away.Adil Khan and Pronay Halder went into the referee’s book in the 24th and 25th minutes respectively, with the latter being replaced by Vinit Rai a few minutes later.Three minutes after the half-hour mark, Oman took the lead through Al Ghassani. Mohsin Al Khaldi played in a through-ball behind the Indian defence and the forward put into the Indian net with a first-time finish.FT: OMA 🇴🇲 1 – 0 🇦🇫 AFGAl-Ghassani’s goal in the first half was enough to secure the 3 points for Oman, keeping them fighting for the first place of the group E alongside Qatar.#AsianQualifiers pic.twitter.com/n7SxFNZQMW— AFC (@theafcdotcom) November 19, 2019In the 37th minute, Anas Edathodika came on in place of Adil Khan in the heart of the Indian defence and came up with a couple of timely clearances straight upon his arrival.Five minutes before half-time, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu produced a sharp save at his near post from a corner and on the break, Udanta caused serious problems for the opposition defence with his pace. Charging down the left, he crossed the ball for Manvir — whose layoff found Farukh Choudhary in the box. However, he was tackled on time before he could pull the trigger.Changing over, the Blue Tigers came out with more intent, creating multiple crossing opportunities from the flanks.Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was called into action in the 64th minute, denying Al Khaldi with a fine save to thwart a free-kick from 25 yards out, which was on target, and palm it off for a corner. He also kept his side in the game with a brilliant save from close range, denying Ali Al Busaidi with a one-handed stop in the 82nd minute.Towards the end, India had a couple of close moments when Ashique Kuruniyan charged down the left and caused problems for the home defence. However, the equalizer remained elusive. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 20222022 fifa world cupFIFAfifa world cup qualifier First Published: November 19, 2019, 10:53 PM ISTlast_img read more