bird-friendly habitat in your own backyard!
Follow this guide written by the National Audubon Society to transform your yard into an bird-friendly (and ecosystem friendly) habitat.
the National Audubon Society has also put together a Native Plants Database. This database tells you what native plants grow in your area AND where you can buy them in person or, in some cases, online!
Start small and direct your efforts; focus on food, water, shelter, and nesting areas. Remove any invasive species and replace them with natives that birds will recognize.
Learn How to prevent window strikes at home
We’ve listed two links below that can help you “bird-proof” your windows. Also, if you see us at festivals, educational events, or stop by during our monthly meetings, we are now selling UV window clings!
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Jake, the son of Jessica Bishop, recently joined his school’s Bird Watching Club. He has been practicing after school and has found a lot useful information using the “young birder backyard guide”. Thanks Jake!
Jamie Smith and her neighbor Lisa have been working to improve their gardens to attract more wildlife. In addition to the resources offered here, they used an article about flower fragrances from the “FragranceX Library”. Thanks for sharing Jamie!
Terre Haute and Surrounding Area Links
Friends of Goose Pond
Friends of Turkey Run and Shades State Parks
John G. Dobbs Memorial Park Nature Center
Ouabache Land Conservancy
Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development
Terre Foods Cooperative Market
Terre Haute Environmental Protection Division
Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area
West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Amos Butler Audubon Society - Indianapolis
Chipper Woods Bird Observatory
Ducks Unlimited - Indiana
Hoosier Environmental Council
Indiana Audubon Society
Indiana Bluebird Society
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Heritage Trust
Indiana Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Indiana
Northwest Indiana Migratory Birds Association
Pheasants Forever - Indiana
Sassafras Audubon Society - Bloomington
Sycamore Audubon Society - Lafayette
The Nature Conservancy of Indiana
Wabash River Enhancement Corporation