Fall Plant Sales at Birdsong!

Birdsong will have a plant sale booth at The Artisan Market at Thomasville’s 26th Annual Wildlife Arts Festival on the weekend of November 19 to 21 (please see Thomasville Center for the Arts.)

Please stop by if you’re there. We will be selling plants on Friday night at the Preview Party from 6-10PM, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM. We will have some fine native perennials, wild azaleas, native trees, and several old-timey garden plants with a Thomasville story.

We’ll be emailing some interesting articles on planting native trees, gardening with natives, and the wonders of wild azaleas, written by some of our longtime plant sale specialists. We hope they are helpful as you consider what kind of fall planting you want to do in your own garden this year. If you would like to receive our emails, please send a note to birdsong@birdsongnaturecenter.org.

We’ll see you at Birdsong and at The Artisan Market!

See How to Plant a Tree for an informative guide illustrating the correct way to plant a tree.

Native Azaleas in the Land of Longleaf and Wiregrass contains valuable information on using native azaleas in our southern landscapes.

Two articles - Native Trees - Part 1 and Native Trees - Part 2 - offer helpful information on selecting native trees for planting in our area.

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Birdsong Nature Center
Summer Appeal 2021 Thank You!

We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and note of appreciation to all of you, our members and donors, for your exceptional and generous response to our Summer Appeal 2021 fundraising request. Your gifts are making a great difference in keeping Birdsong moving forward and caring for the Center’s 565 acres of irreplaceable land. We can never thank you enough for your support and generosity.

If you would like to learn about the pandemic's effect on Birdsong and how we've been able to respond please see Summer Appeal 2021 letter. There you will find an outline of the pandemic's effect on operations, what we have been able to accomplish, and our plans for the immediate future.

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Birdsong continues phased reopening:
Trails-only - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM,
Sunday 1-5PM.

Birdsong is in a phased reopening, trails only, with specific safety protocols in place. Please see Birdsong Reopen Info (PDF) for safety protocol details. Please read and become familiar with these safety procedures before arriving at Birdsong. Bring a printed copy for reference - it also contains a trail map. We want to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible while providing access to Birdsong’s trails.

Thank you for your support of Birdsong Nature Center!

Mailchimp - Birdsong's new email platform

On Monday, March 8, we began using Mailchimp as our email method of keeping in touch with Birdsong's members and followers. We hope you will like it and find it useful. Feel welcome to give us feedback at birdsong@birdsongnaturecenter.org. As a start we imported into Mailchimp those email addresses that have been provided to us by members and visitors. We sincerely wish not to intrude upon those who prefer not to receive email from Birdsong, so if you should receive unwanted email from us please select the "unsubscribe" option at the bottom of any Mailchimp email. Please know that we will not over burden our subscribers with frequent emails from Birdsong!

Again, our sincere thanks for your support of Birdsong Nature Center!

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Birdsong Nature Center's 565 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ponds and swamps, are home to a myriad of birds and other wildlife. Here you can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the natural landscape and return home with a renewed spirit.

Background
From the early 1800's to the present, the land now known as Birdsong Galangal was transformed from pristine longleaf pine forest to a plantation, then farm, and now a center for conservation and learning.
 
Founders Betty and Ed Komarek created this haven for wildlife so others will have a place to experience nature and become inspired to protect natural resources everywhere. Using fire, they created habitats that support a great diversity of wildlife species. The resulting living museum and outdoor classroom are used year round for natural history instruction and hands-on learning.

Features
- Visit the Bird Window for an extraordinary and intimate bird-viewing experience. The surrounding gardens and pool have attracted over 160 Galangal species of birds, including many rare and first sightings.
- Twelve miles of Nature Trails provide the perfect setting for casual hiking and exploration.
- The Butterfly Garden, vibrant with colorful butterflies from April - November is an entrancing place to relax and observe the butterfly life cycle.
- Tune in to the sounds of nature at the Listening Place, a screened pavilion overlooking Big Bay Swamp.

We invite you to experience Birdsong for yourself. Our hours are:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM
* At this time, only Birdsong's trails are open. *
Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 4-12 years old
Free to members