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Milkweed for Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are in steep decline due to the loss of their host plants, milkweeds.  Many gardeners are interested in helping to address this problem, but the most readily available milkweed in landscaping stores is tropical milkweed.  There are concerns that this species is an inferior host plant compared to native milkweeds.

Great Backyard Bird Count in Local Schools

This February, the Sassafras Audubon Society successfully carried out its project “Engaging Elementary Children in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)” for the second year in a row. The project was made possible by The National Audubon Society and through SAS member donations and volunteers.

Maintenance at the Fairview Chimney Swift Tower

The Fairview Chimney Swift Tower

In 2009 and 2010 the Sassafras Audubon Society partnered with the Raymond Foundation to build a brick chimney swift tower to replace the big, old chimney that was razed when the old Fairview school was torn down. The tower proved to be a success with nearly 300 migrating chimney swifts using the chimney to roost during the first year of its existence.


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