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Nature at Noon: Aldridge Gardens
February 10 , 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 12 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 9th.
Join our Science & Conservation Director, Lianne Koczur, PhD, at the Aldridge Gardens in Hoover—the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The garden showcases hydrangeas, including the Snowflake Hydrangea, which was patented by Mr. Aldridge and is now the official flower of the City of Hoover. Aldridge Gardens is a kaleidoscope of natural habitats for birds. More than 90 species call the Gardens home, or at least a favorite place to visit. Beginners are welcome!
The details: Meetup is at 12 p.m. at the Aldridge Gardens parking lot (3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216).
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 trail along the lake runs about a half mile and is handicapped accessible. We will walk through the woods and open areas around the lake. We should see a good variety of birds including raptors, waterbirds, woodpeckers, and songbirds. You can read more about Aldridge Gardens and download their birding checklist at aldridgegardens.
Questions about accessibility? Email email@example.com for more information about how we can meet your needs.
Trip leaders: Lianne Koczur will coordinate this trip and she can be reached at (413) 262-1981 (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.