New Hope

Audubon Society

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.

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MONTHLY MEETING:  Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, our monthly meetings this fall (September through December) will be virtual meetings via Zoom.

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:45 PM. Due to COVID-19, our monthly meetings this fall (September through December) will be virtual meetings via Zoom. Our November meeting will be a presentation by Lesley Starke, NC Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Conservation Program.  Her talk will be about “Important Plant Areas of North Carolina.” Watch this space for registration information later this month.

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.

NHAS ANNUAL BIRD SEED SALE: Each fall, New Hope Audubon holds a Bird Seed Sale for fund-raising. All profits go toward fulfilling our mission to promote the conservation and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems, focusing on Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties. The ordering deadline is October 23, 2020. You may order online or by mail. Click here for ordering information.

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: 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; Neonics, Bee-Killing Insecticides that also Harm Birds.   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.

Stay In Touch

’Like’ our Facebook Page to see announcements; join our Facebook Group to share photos, events, and questions; follow us on Twitter; get email announcements of our activities; join our Meetup Group. Pick your service(s) and never miss out on New Hope Audubon news!