Twilight Series: Bats – Nature’s Tiny Titans – Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

batsWhen: Saturday, May 25th at 6:30pm

Where: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Cost: $5 per person; $15 for families of 3 or more

Join us Saturday, May 25th to learn about the fascinating lives of Mississippi bats: what they eat, where they live, and why they are so important. Come along as we take a twilight hike out to Sharecropper Pond to watch as hundreds of bats leave their two houses for the night. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and be sure to dress for the weather. You don’t want to miss it! (more…)

Fundamentals of Fungi: Mushroom Cultivation Class

fungiclassWhen: Saturday, March 23rd (1pm)

Where: Strawberry Plains Audubon Ctr.
Cost: $25 per person

Join us, as Ben and Nichole Dickey of Dickey Farms Mushrooms discuss a variety of mushroom cultivation techniques for the home gardener. Learn about the benefits of including mushrooms in your daily diet and discover low-tech ways to grow mushrooms on logs and in your garden beds. A taste of the Dickey's mushroom tea will even be available for all participants. Innoculated logs and wine cap garden spawn will be available for purchase. (more…)

Winter Tree I.D. class at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

wintertreeidWinter Tree I.D.

When: Saturday, March 9th (11am)
Where: Strawberry Plains Audubon Ctr.
Cost: $5 per person

You might recognize an oak in the summer by its lobed leaves or a maple in the fall by its helicopter fruit, but how do you identify these same trees in the winter or early spring? Join ecologist Chad Pope, to learn how you can go beyond just leaves to learn how to identify trees. We'll be investigating other features like tree shape, bark characteristics, and more to help us recognize many of our common southern tree species. (more…)