White-breasted Nuthatch Photo: Curt Hart
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is one of Mississippi's finest natural and historic treasures. With a love of nature and profound foresight, two sisters, Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford, entrusted their home and property to The National Audubon Society. Ruth and Margaret's vision of protecting wildlife and their habitat from an encroaching and ever-growing urban area has directed our work for over a decade.
We continue their vision by restoring and conserving the 3,000 acres of hardwood forests, wetlands and native grasslands managed by Strawberry Plains. In the community, we work with landowners to develop habitat management plans that will help future generations enjoy the economic and social benefits that clean water and a natural environment provide. Strawberry Plains is committed to providing experiential and place-based education to students of all ages.
Our Mission: 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.
* Visitor's Center
* Antebellum Davis Home
* 15 Miles of Hiking Trails
* Native Gardens and Wildflowers
* Restored Forest and Grasslands
* Ponds and Ephemeral Pools
* Native Plant Nursery
* Wildlife Viewing Areas
* Lectures, Field Study Classes, Conservation Education Programs, and Events for all ages!
* Annual Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration, every September on the weekend following Labor Day
Strawberry Plains is open to the public Monday through Saturday (8am-4pm). Pets and smoking are not permitted on site. Tours of the Davis Home are available by appointment through Holly Springs Tourism, 662-252-2515.
Winter Hours: Strawberry Plains is currently open Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm, including the Visitors Center and Campus. Trails are CLOSED to the public until March 1st.