News Release from Atlanta Audubon Society
(Atlanta, Ga.) July 17, 2018 – Governor Nathan Deal recently signed a proclamation designating the month of September as the inaugural Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month. A collaborative effort between Atlanta Audubon Society, other Georgia Audubon chapters, and the Georgia Native Plant Society, Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month celebrates Georgia’s native plants and raises awareness about the key role they play for birds and other wildlife.
In partnership with Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society, Coastal Georgia Audubon Society, Columbus Audubon Society, Ocmulgee Audubon Society, Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, Ogeechee Audubon Society, and the Georgia Native Plant Society, Atlanta Audubon Society is working to create a network of habitats filled with native plants across Georgia.
“The biggest threat to birds in Georgia is habitat loss,” says Nikki Belmonte, Atlanta Audubon Executive Director. “As urbanization increases and natural habitats disappear, native plants can go a long way to restoring the habitat birds need. Fortunately, we can provide birds with high quality resources simply through thoughtful landscaping utilizing native plants. It’s something that everyone can contribute to conservation.”