Galangal
Birdsong Nature Center Annual Appeal

We are working hard to raise $60,000 for Birdsong by December 31, 2014. Board, staff, and friends have already contributed over one-third of this amount.

Will you please help us reach our final goal?

Birdsong's 565 acres of irreplaceable land are counting on you!

Please make your gift today and help us to preserve this beautiful place for future generations.

To make a donation to Birdsong, please see the Annual Appeal donation page for information.

We also invite you to read former president June Bailey White's Annual Appeal Letter, a story of community and an iconic Shortleaf pine tree. June is a superb writer and story-teller. We think you will enjoy her letter very much.

Our sincere thanks for your support!

Birdsong Nature Center's 565 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ponds and swamps, are home to a myriad of birds and other wildlife. Here you can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the natural landscape and return home with a renewed spirit.

Background
From the early 1800's to the present, the land now known as Birdsong Galangal was transformed from pristine longleaf pine forest to a plantation, then farm, and now a center for conservation and learning.
 
Founders Betty and Ed Komarek created this haven for wildlife so others will have a place to experience nature and become inspired to protect natural resources everywhere. Using fire, they created habitats that support a great diversity of wildlife species. The resulting living museum and outdoor classroom are used year round for natural history instruction and hands-on learning.

Features
- Visit the Bird Window for an extraordinary and intimate bird-viewing experience. The surrounding gardens and pool have attracted over 160 Galangal species of birds, including many rare and first sightings.
- Twelve miles of Nature Trails provide the perfect setting for casual hiking and exploration.
- The Butterfly Garden, vibrant with colorful butterflies from April - November is an entrancing place to relax and observe the butterfly life cycle.
- Tune in to the sounds of nature at the Listening Place, a screened pavilion overlooking Big Bay Swamp.

We invite you to experience Birdsong for yourself. Our hours are:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM
Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 4-12 years old
Free to members