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Alabama Audubon’s 4th Annual MLK Day Habitat Restoration at W. E. Putnam Middle School
January 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 12 p.m. CST on Friday, January 14th. Visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-01-17 for more information and to register.
Join Alabama Audubon for a morning of outdoor work and service at the Audubon-Datnow Forest Preserve at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School (1757 Montclair Road). With an abundance of mature pines, understory natives, and large oaks, Putnam’s ten acres represent much-needed urban habitat for red-tailed hawks, yellow-rumped warblers, and climate-endangered brown-headed nuthatches. Together, we’ll make that habitat even better by removing invasive plant species (e.g. Chinese privet, sacred bamboo, English ivy) from the property’s southern woodland trail and focusing on other trail maintenance and upkeep for the outdoor classroom in the forest.
The details: Meetup is at 9 a.m. in the school’s main parking lot. If we aren’t in the parking lot when you get there, walk around the back of the school and meet us in the Jones Valley Teaching Farm area. We’ll be working back there most of the day. All are welcome! If you have pruning shears, pruning saws, or loppers, please consider bringing them along; you’ll also want work gloves, although we’ll have a few extra pairs on hand.
Trip leader: Alabama Audubon’s own Chris Oberholster leads this volunteer event.