2015 House and Garden Improvements Campaign

Birdsong Nature Center will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in April 2016! We want Birdsong to enter 2016 looking its very best so we are making significant improvements to restore and beautify our historic house and gardens this summer.

Would you like to help us with this important work?

Please see our House and Garden Improvements Campaign Letter (PDF) for complete information about this project and special ways in which we plan to thank our donors.

If you would like to donate to this project, please see our Online Donations page, or US-mail your gift to Birdsong by September 15th using the address at the right. We very much appreciate your support!

Thank you!!

Please note that Birdsong will be closed from August 15 through September 1, 2015, per our normal end-of-summer schedule. We will reopen on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

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