Tanglewood Featured in Audubon Society News

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From the Baton Rouge Audubon newsletter

The Baton Rouge Audubon Society recently received a grant from the National Audubon Society.  The grant funded a project to build a bird and butterfly garden at Tanglewood Elementary School at the end of this past school year.  An Audubon member visited the school in February to talk to the third graders about birds, and the subject was met by the students with such interest that the idea came up about the possibility of planting a garden at the school so the kids can see birds in person.  Julie Nall, the Central Community School System Science and Math Coordinator, is a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society with her husband.  They had a hand in creating the connection between Tanglewood and the Society.  Tanglewood Principal Davis and Assistant Principal Fountain have been supportive of the garden idea and gave their permission for the project.

After establishing that there was not an ideal location at the school with the proper soil for the garden, the planners got creative and decided to plant a container garden.  This garden features potteed plantss lined up together to give the same effect as an in-greound garden.  Ms. Thompson and Ms. Mallory's second grade classes had a blast helping to plant the garden.  The students were very excited about the project, and they are looking forward to coming back in August to see the progress the plants have made.