New Hope Audubon is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Chatham, Durham, Orange and parts of surrounding counties in central North Carolina. Our members live in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, and surrounding rural areas. New Hope Audubon strives to protect birds, wildlife, and their local habitats through conservation, education, advocacy, and outdoor enjoyment. Look for us on Facebook (page and group), Twitter, and Meetup. To see our Mission Statement and our statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, please click or tap the “Learn More About Us” button.
MONTHLY MEETING: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:45 PM. Due to COVID-19, our monthly meetings this fall (September through December) will be virtual meetings via Zoom. Our December meeting will be a presentation by Joe Donahue entitled, “Evolution of Wild Bird Carving According to Joe.” To register in advance for this meeting, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We have a recording available of our October meeting, a presentation by Nick Harper entitled, “In Nature’s Image: How farmers can work with nature to achieve better results for humans and wildlife.” To view the recording, click here. You may skip the opening business meeting by starting your viewing at 9.5 minutes.
ACTION ALERT FOR DURHAM RESIDENTS: Durham elected leaders are voting in early December on changes to the landscaping code that would promote native plants and remove harmful invasive species from the plant list. These common-sense changes would be great news for birds and all kinds of pollinators that depend on native plants for food and habitat. Plus, native plants are easier and cheaper to maintain. Help us make more native plants bloom in Durham by supporting changes to local landscaping code used by the city, county, and developers. The changes would remove harmful invasive species from the plant list, while promoting native plants. By making native plants the default for developers and local governments, we can help ensure birds and other pollinators have the food and habitat they need to thrive. Plus, native plants are easier and cheaper to care for. Click here to take action today by emailing your city council members and county commissioner before they meet in December!
SEE OUR LIST OF NATIVE PLANTS , RECOMMENDED SOURCES, and NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPERS! Our list of recommended native plants for a bird-friendly garden is now compatible with your smart phone. Click or tap here for our list. Also we have links to other resources, a list of recommended sources for native plants, and a list of landscapers who are knowledgeable about native plants. Click or tap here for the webpage with this information.
VISIT OUR “FIELD NOTES” BLOG: Be sure to keep up with the latest posts including:
Durham Is for the Birds!–Working toward a Community Bird-friendly Designation; Keeping Up the Tradition of Passalong Plants; Your Yard Is Your Pollinator Garden; The Hoop House, a Healthy Mini Ecosystem; Jordan Lake Bird Counts–a four-part series. Go to blog.
FILL OUT OUR UPDATED VOLUNTEER FORM: Check out our Volunteer webpage for ways you can help and fill out our updated Volunteer Form to tell us about your interests.