Audubon CT Creates Urban Oases

In two years, Audubon Connecticut created 29 enhanced habitats with native plantings at urban parks and schools throughout New Haven,

Students and teachers plant shrubs and flowers that attract birds, butterflies and insects. Image credit: Audubon CT

Audubon Connecticut has been using a grant from The Community Foundation to create a network of Urban Oases in New Haven. In two years, the project has created enhanced habitats with native plantings at 15 urban parks and at 14 schools, where elementary school students learned about stewardship. Hundreds of volunteers have been involved in this citywide effort in community conservation. #InspirationMonday.

Did You Know?

Because of its geographic location jutting out into Long Island Sound, New Haven natural spaces are ecological hotspots, serving as critical migratory bird stopover and staging areas and providing habitat for threatened, endangered, and other Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

This story is part of the Inspiration Monday story series produced by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.