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MLK Day Habitat Restoration at W. E. Putnam
January 15, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Join Birmingham Audubon and our partners at Jones Valley Teaching Farm for a morning of outdoor work and service at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School (1757 Montclair Road). With an abundance of mature pines, understory natives, and large oaks, Putnam’s ten acres represent much-needed urban habitat for Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and climate-endangered Brown-headed Nuthatches. Together, we’ll make that habitat even better by removing invasive plant species (e.g. Chinese privet, sacred bamboo, English ivy) from the property’s southern woodland trail, the first step in our longterm plan to improve breeding conditions for the school’s resident nuthatch population.
The details: Meetup is at 9 a.m. in the school’s main parking lot. All are welcome! If you have pruning shears, pruning saws, or loppers, please consider bringing them along; you’ll also want work gloves, although we’ll have a few extra pairs on hand. If you or your organization require proof of community service hours, please email our Outreach Director before or after the event for documentation.