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Four Centuries of a MS Landscape: Touring the Gardens, Campus and Restored Habitats of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Mitch Robinson will present a historical narrative of the landscapes of North Mississippi, focusing on the peoples and land use history of the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (SPAC), culminating in the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Center and Audubon Mississippi in 2018. Mitch will explore the importance of Mississippi’s native plants and how to incorporate them into home landscapes, highlighting SPAC’s Native Plant Nursery and Audubon’s Plants for Birds Database and Native Plant Initiative. The short presentation will be followed by a tour of the Center’s gardens and campus, including a covered wagon-ride through the 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary and self-sustaining native habitats. Participants are invited to bring an optional sack lunch and stay to enjoy a relaxing picnic on the grounds.

Strawberry Plains with support from the University’s partners—the Office of Sustainability, Department of Biology, and Landscape Services—completed Phase II of a native planting on the Ole Miss Campus recently at the Fraternity Row entrance.

DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Holly Springs, MS - Strawberry Plains
INSTRUCTOR: Mitch Robinson
FEE: $30 (transportation and snack are included in fees)
NOTES: Space is limited. Register early.

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