What's new at Atlanta Audubon...
Atlanta Audubon Society is sponsoring it's annual Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The tour will feature five properties along a 10 mile route in Decatur. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the education and conservation efforts of Atlanta Audubon Society.
In case you missed it, here's our very own Nikki Belmonte on Public Affairs on Peach on August 22 talking about a collaborative efforts between AAS, the South Fork Conservancy and Blue Heron Nature Preserve to restore parts of Emma Wetlands and the confluence of the north and south branches of Peacthree Creek. AAS recently received a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant for our proposal, Creating Bird-friendly Communities in Atlanta's Urban Tributaries.
Click HERE to view the segment and learn more about the program.
November 13-15, 2015
It’s time to sharpen those sparrow ID skills! AAS is pleased to offer our popular Sparrow Workshop again this year. This two-part workshop will be held on the Georgia Coast so we can see some coastal sparrow species such as the Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and others. Tim Keyes, wildlife biologist for DNR, will give his incredible Sparrow presentation on Friday, November 13th at 7:00 PM in Brunswick at the DNR office building. He will then lead a day of birding on the Georgia Coast on Saturday, November 14th. There will also be a Sunday morning field trip led by Gene Keferl, a coastal birding expert. Click HERE for additional details or to register.
The Annual Fund provides crucial support to Atlanta Audubon's programs. This year our theme is "Conservation Works" to express our focus on building and sustaining strong conservation programs for birds and habitat in Metro Atlanta. Will you help us surpass our goal of $30,000? Make your gift online today.
September Member Meeting: Gardening for the Birds
Sunday, September 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Having birds in the garden is a joy. It is a source of great satisfaction to be able to support these beautiful creatures. Many of us start our efforts in the garden with bird feeders and berry-producing shrubs. The next step is to choose plants that feed even more types of birds. Native plants are an important part of supporting a greater variety of birds. Come learn more about how you can take that next step and truly be gardening for the birds.
Ellen Honeycutt is a passionate native plant gardener in southeast Cherokee County. She is a long-time member of both the Georgia Native Plant Society and the Georgia Botanical Society. Her weekly blog covers topics about using plants that are native to Georgia: http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/
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