Ruby-throated Hummingbird 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.
Did you know Benjamin Franklin thought the 'Great Hen' was better suited than the Bald Eagle as our national bird? This program will highlight the biology and folklore of the Eastern Wild Turkey, including historical anecdotes and charming stories about the role this majestic, native bird has played in Native American and US History.
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.