The bird-friendly native plant demonstration garden, or “Exhibitat,” is designed to enhance Atlanta Audubon’s efforts as part of National Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative with the goal of installing one million native plants across the United States by 2020.
“The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park is thrilled to partner with Atlanta Audubon on this project. Washington Park is an incredibly diverse urban ecosystem, and we look forward to working with Atlanta Audubon and Greening Youth to draw attention to the birds that call this space home,” says Christi Jackson, CEO of the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park.
Nikki Belmonte, Atlanta Audubon Executive Director concurs. “We are delighted to be the recipients of this local action grant from National Audubon. We are looking forward to installing our second ‘Exhibitat’ in an iconic Atlanta park where people can see what it means to be “bird-friendly”, and we look forward to engaging the community in bird watching. ”