Photo: Mitch Robinson
Through education and demonstration, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center inspires ecological stewardship and leads community action to conserve and manage our landscape for biodiversity and habitat for birds and other wildlife.
This course continues our series of Art in Nature series with art professor JoyceAnn Gardner. Gestural Painting from Nature - In this relaxed, exploratory workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of using line & shape loosely to create a work of colorful, playful art. All ages & skill levels invited. $10/person or $25/family Register with Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-252-1155
Fall is the perfect time for planting, so SPAC will be having a small native plant sale Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3 & 4 from 9 am - 4 pm. This sale will highlight native trees and shrubs, and include many herbaceous plants preparing to enter dormancy for the winter. https://strawberryplains.audubon.org/sites/g/files/amh581/f/fall_2017_sale_plant_list_final_.pdf
Representatives from Strawberry Plains Audubon Center joined over 100 community members from Oxford, MS for the ribbon cutting of Woodlawn-Davis Park, Oxford's first "habitat' based park and another step toward becoming a bird-friendly city. Read more in the article from the Oxford Citizen.
Families and friends gathered on Sunday and participated in a day of activities celebrating the habitats of the Mississippi Hill Country. The afternoon began with a wagon ride out to the 300 year old Sharecropper Oak, one of several remnant shade trees remaining from prior agricultural days, where author and filmmaker, Alison Fast, led an interactive reading of her children’s book, Marigold and the Faraway Tree.
Conservation Education Manager, Mitch Robinson, regularly contributes articles to Lake Caroline Living, a neighborhood magazine for a community in Madison, MS. Strawberry Plains is working with their Landscape Committe to create a Bird-Friendly park, as well as providing conservation tips through their monthly magazine. Read his most recent article about Golden Bamboo, Nandina domestica, and the impacts it has on our native birds, as well as suggestions for alternative native plants.