Prothonotary Warbler Photo: Curt Hart
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.
Summer is upon us and Strawberry Plains is excited to host our third annual Junior Naturalist & Ecology Camp, June 5th-9th, from 9 am – 3 pm. Each day we will cover different naturalist topics including hands-on activities such as water quality sampling, on-site archaeology digs, wildlife tracking and sign, and much more.
Our Spring Native Plant Sale is May 12 & 13th from 9 am to 4 pm. We are currently compiling this year's species list and will post it soon! Contact Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-252-1155 if you would like to be sent a copy, or if you have any other questions.
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.