Apryl Milam, Community Outreach Specialist
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful
In a water quality program, Apryl will be presenting the Enviroscape – an interactive watershed model,
designed to illustrate point and non-point source pollution.
Cumming Baptist Church
115 Church Street, Cumming
Michele Buchanan, a Wildlife Sanctuary Certifier from the Atlanta Audubon Society, gave an interesting and informative presentation.
First of all, Michele stated that unlike the NGC certification which is honorary, the Audubon Society actually makes a visit to the yard to be certified to be sure it meets all the requirements, and makes recommendations if it doesn’t. Giving some information about the Society, she mentioned that its emphasis is on education, providing field trips and birding classes. Noting its mission of building places where both birds and people thrive, Michele discussed how to minimize window reflection to avoid injury to birds.
Michele talked about why birds matter, about their needs and how we should create habitat connectivity. Birds like corridors filled with their requirements (open areas are dangerous). Neighborhood sanctuaries provide bird survival.
Birds matter because:
Twenty-three people, including hosts Chuck and Carol Baumrucker, enjoyed a delightful holiday gathering in their beautiful home.
In photo above, Carol and Chuck are given a hostess gift by Club president, Heidi Stuckman.
Along with the luncheon prepared by Carol were cookie and gift exchanges.
(All photos shown below were taken by Chuck, an avid photographer.)