Huntsville
80°
scattered clouds
humidity: 75%
wind: 12mph NE
H 77 • L 70

Category: Birding

Killdeer Parenting

Three families of Killdeer have nested in the Garden’s North Meadow this spring. A parent was observed nurturing her three chicks estimated to be 3-4 days old. The Garden offers many opportunities to observe interesting bird behavior. Killdeer Parent Covering … Continue reading

Screech Owl Nesting

A second Screech Owl has taken up residence in a nest box installed in the Garden. Three nest boxes were installed as an Eagle Scout Project three years ago. Many other bird species have taken up residence in Garden’s numerous bluebird … Continue reading

Chinese Button Quail

The occupants of the Purdy Butterfly House are natives, except for the Chinese Button Quail. I make this exception because the native quail species are too large for the Butterfly House and hunt the butterflies. The Chinese Button Quail is … Continue reading


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