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Category: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Purple Martins and Tree Swallows Return to Huntsville Botanical Garden

After wintering in South America, families of Purple Martins and Tree Swallows are returning to nesting sites in the Garden. The Martin Colony of 16 nesting gourds behind the Children’s Garden is hosting about nine pairs of martins.  Tree Swallows … Continue reading

The Great Backyard Bird Count – Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) sponsored by the Garden recorded 43 species of birds and a total of 755 birds during four days  of February 17 – 20. The GBBC is an annual world-wide event sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and … Continue reading

Avian Stalker

Over the past several weeks a Great Blue Heron has been visiting the Garden’s lakes. On two occasions he was reported stalking our prize Koi fish in the Koi Pond near the Visitor Center. It appears he is walking from … Continue reading


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