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RESCHEDULED Nature at Noon: Flora Johnston Park

March 31 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

CEDAR WAXWING Jesse Gordon / Audubon Photography Awards

Join us for a hike along the trail through the mature hardwood forest along Shades Creek at Flora Johnston Nature Park in Irondale. We will identify trees, ferns and any early wildflowers, and birds we hope to see include White-Throated Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, and several woodpeckers. There is also a chance we may be lucky enough to hear the song of Louisiana Waterthrush, one of our earliest migratory birds to arrive. Beginners are welcome!

Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 10 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 30th.

The details: The address is 311 Elder Street, Irondale. Meetup is at 12 p.m. in the unpaved parking lot on left side of Elder Street before crossing the bridge over Shades Creek when heading from the Crestwood/Putnam area south toward Mountain Brook. The address is

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 is a 2.2-mile loop trail and is generally considered to be an easy route.

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

Trip leaders: Chris Oberholster, Alabama Audubon Development Director, will coordinate this trip.

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 everyone to participate in our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events welcome, inclusive, and accessible to all.