Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs

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Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is one of Mississippi's finest natural and historic treasures. With a love of nature and profound foresight, Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford entrusted their home and property to The National Audubon Society. Ruth and Margaret's vision of protecting wildlife and habitat from an encroaching and ever-growing urban area has become our mission.

We foster that mission by restoring and conserving the 3,000 acres of hardwood forests, wetlands and native grasslands at Strawberry Plains. In the community, we work with landowners to develop habitat management plans that will help future generations enjoy the economic and social benefits that clean water and a natural environment provide. Strawberry Plains is committed to providing experiential and place-based education to students of all ages.

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center's Mission: Education and outreach programs based from 3,000 acres of model habitat at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center will promote an appreciation of wildlife diversity and inspire people to take conservation action at home with native-plant landscaping and on their land using best management practices to maximize the ecological services and societal benefits that nature provides.

* Visitor's Center

* Antebellum Davis Home

* 15 Miles of Hiking Trails (Trail map available for download below)

* Native Gardens and Wildflowers

* Restored Forest and Grasslands

* Ponds and Ephemeral Pools

* Native Plant Nursery

* Wildlife Viewing Areas

* Lectures, Field Study Classes, Conservation Education Programs, and Events for all ages!

* Annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration: September 6th-8th, 2013 (9am - 4pm)

Strawberry Plains is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (8am-4pm). Pets and smoking are not permitted on site. House Tours available by appointment, Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 662-252-1155 to RSVP.
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  • This is a must-see if you like Hummingbirds. You will see hundreds. A special experience may be offered to you or your children. Hummingbirds are trapped, banded and released. The bander may allow...  more »
  • My husband and I stopped by on an off Saturday in April - no programs, only us and the staff at the center. We had a very enjoyable visit. Staff took time to visit with us and to tell us all about.....  more »
  • A great place to visit with children. They get a chance to be out in nature. But the main attraction is the humming birds. They get to hold them and watch them as some are getting banded. My grand kid really enjoyed her visit there. I recommend anyone to go there.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Go often! The changing seasons each bring new sights and sounds! Wonderful place to go birding.

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