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Nature at Noon: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Golden-crowned Kinglet

January 13 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm


Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 12 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 12th.

Our Nature at Noon series is officially launching for 2023! Formerly known as the Gosse Nature Walks, we love these short nature breaks and we think you will too.

Join our new Executive Director, conservation scientist, novelist, and life-long birder Scot Duncan, PhD, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens—a lush, sixty-seven-acre park housing thirty separate garden installations, water features, and an array of native plants. For this walk we’ll be looking for winter birds like the Ruby- or Golden-crowned Kinglets, White-throated Sparrows, and other resident birds. Beginners are welcome!

The details: Meetup is at 12 p.m. at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens entrance gates (2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223).

Feel free to bring your binoculars; however, we will have binoculars available to borrow that day. You may also want to bring water, snacks, rain gear, sun protection, and seasonally appropriate attire.

Should something unforeseen arise that would cause need to cancel the event, we will contact you in advance via email.

Cost to attend: This event is FREE. However a suggested donation of $5 would mean a lot. Your support helps us to offer these and other public programs. If you are able, please make a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/annualfund.

Accessibility: The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is accessible though there are several unpaved and uneven trails. Plenty of birding can be done from the paved paths which can be found throughout the park.

Questions about accessibility? Email allison@alaudubon.org for more information about how we can meet your needs.

Trip leaders: Alabama Audubon Executive Director Scot Duncan and Outreach & Communications Director Allison Abney will coordinate this trip. Allison’s cell is 205-601-8156 (day of event only, please).

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. This same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable and inclusive opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes everyong to participate in our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events welcome, inclusive, and accessible to all.