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Media Resources- Bird-Friendly Planting Day

This page contains resources for media covering the Bird-Friendly Planting Day on April 19. 

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. 

Event Details:  

Photo credits

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:

Make a Little Room for a Brown-headed Nuthatch:

10,000 Nest Boxes for Nuthatches Video: 

Importance of Native Plants:

Piedmont Native Plant Brochure: 

Bird-Friendly Communities on the Blog:

Social Media

Audubon North Carolina: 

Habitat Forsyth: 

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