Atlanta Audubon Society will host the 2018 Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, according to a press release. This year’s tour will feature six properties along a 15-mile route through Decatur/DeKalb County.
This is one of four events taking place during the month of September, which has been declared Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Each of the tour properties has been certified by Atlanta Audubon as a Wildlife Sanctuary because it provides four essential criteria for attracting wildlife and birds: food sources (including at least 50 percent native plants), nesting sites, shelter, and water sources.
Visitors will see a wide variety of native plants in a diversity of settings that attract a number of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Atlanta Audubon staff and volunteers will be available at each site to guide visitors through the habitats.
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