Below are resources supporting the Bird-Friendly Planting Day on April 19. Media is free to use. Please scroll down for a press release and high res photos from the event.
Photo 1: David Saltiel and his family.
Photo 2: Kim Brand, Bird-Friendly Communities Coordinator with two volunteers.
Photo 3: Volunteers gather for a bird-friendly planting day with Audubon North Carolina and Habitat Forsyth.
Photo 4: A volunteer removes invasive kudzu from the backyard.
Photo 5: The Saltiel's new home in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood.
Earth Day Event Plant List
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)
Dwarf Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)
Thread-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
River Birch (Betula nigra)
Small’s Beardtounge (Penstemon smallii)
Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Dwarf Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Additional Bird-Friendly Communities Resources
Bird-Friendly Communities: http://nc.audubon.org/bird-friendly-communities
Make a Little Room for a Brown-headed Nuthatch: http://nc.audubon.org/make-little-room-brown-headed-nuthatch
10,000 Nest Boxes for Nuthatches Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yMoo0wDk_c
Importance of Native Plants: http://nc.audubon.org/bird-friendly-plants
Piedmont Native Plant Brochure: http://nc.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/piedmont_plants_final.pdf
Bird-Friendly Communities on the Blog: http://ncaudubonblog.org/category/bird-friendly-communities/
Audubon North Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/audubonnc
Habitat Forsyth: https://www.facebook.com/habitat.forsyth
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