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Native Plants and Migrant Birds at Kennesaw Mountain
October 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kennesaw Mountain is one of Georgia’s foremost “migrant traps”, a place where a high number and variety of migrating songbirds can be seen and heard in spring and fall. It also boasts a range of native species that these birds rely on for food and shelter, such as Red Mulberry, Virginia Creeper, Fox Grapes and Muscadines, American Persimmon and understory species. This workshop will use Kennesaw Mountain as a backdrop to explore the relationship between birds and native plant species and the importance of conserving one to protect the other. We will try to identify both birds and native plants found on the walk up the road to the top of the mountain. Last year, I led a walk on this same date and we were treated to a horde of migrants feasting on Virginia Creeper berries, such as Swainson’s Thrush, Veery, Philadelphia Vireo and Red-eyed Vireo.