DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING, Thursday, Dec. 2, 6:45 PM: Stephen Hall, NC Biodiversity Project. The meeting will be virtual using Zoom. We are continuing to hold our meetings via Zoom due to concern over the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant. You must register for this meeting in advance. Here’s the link for registering.
We record each of our virtual meetings, so if you miss one, you may watch it at your leisure. There are links to each of these recordings on this page.
BIRD OUTINGS: Walks usually last 2-3 hours. No reservations or sign-up needed. If there is a large turnout for any particular walk, we may split into two groups. Attendees must be vaccinated; 12 years old or younger must be masked. We also ask that everyone use social distancing. We will meet directly at the walk site (not Eastgate or Oak Creek Village as in the past). For details on each outing, see the Events List on this page.
NHAS WINS GRANT! New Hope Audubon has been awarded a Sustainable
Communities grant from the Triangle Community Foundation in the amount of $15,000.
Grant funds will be used to create and pilot a “Leave the Leaves” public education
program enhancing environmental conservation efforts in our local communities. Click
here for details.
JORDAN LAKE BIRD COUNT CHARTS: Visit our new Bird Count Charts page to
explore our historical data going back to 1977 for both our Spring and Christmas Bird
RECOMMENDED NATIVE PLANTS , RECOMMENDED SOURCES, and NATIVE
PLANT LANDSCAPERS! Click or tap here for the webpage with our lists.
VISIT OUR “FIELD NOTES” BLOG: Be sure to keep up with the latest posts including: NHAS has a New Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee; Bird Friendly Yards: Deanna’s Story; Noticing the Little Things in a Summer Garden; Plant for Specialist Bees; Trees Are for the Birds; and more. 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.
Audubon in Action
We had the best year ever in our annual bird seed fundraiser! Thank you so much for supporting us and our mission by helping birds. Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Shopping Center has been a great partner again. Many thanks to Tom Driscoll, Norm Budnitz, Dawn Lloyd, Elizabeth Keating for helping organize and track orders. We had some wonderful new and old volunteers helping with distribution of seed.