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Audubon at Home: Backyard Bird Habitat
March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 30th, and space is limited. Visit https://alaudubon.org/event/
Join Mercedes Maddox to learn how to create a bird-friendly backyard. Whether you have a plethora of acres or a small fenced-in yard, there are many things you can do to add wildlife value to your landscape. During this presentation, we will focus on three necessities, food, water, and shelter, and explore both artificial and natural ways you can incorporate these into your backyard. While many take pride in having a manicured lawn, it’s the mess that’s best! With a few key habitat traits, your backyard can turn into your own wildlife refuge, attracting a wide range of resident and migrant birds.
The National Audubon Society Native Plants Database is a great complement to this course.
To get monthly tips and tricks on how to make your backyard wildlife-friendly, subscribe to the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (AWFF) Wildlife and Conservation Newsletter.
Local places to purchase native plants include seasonal events at Ruffner Mountain and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, as well as Petals from the Past.
Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Wednesday, March 31st, from 6–7 p.m. CDT. It will be roughly an hour-long online webinar with time at the end for questions.
Registration: To register, visit https://alaudubon.org/event/
Photo: Native plants for birds at the Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Putnam Middle School