Skidaway Audubon News: Audubon Welcomes Stan Gray

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Birds & Blooms is a popular nature magazine, but it also describes the passions of Stan Gray, Skidaway Audubon’s guest speaker on Thursday, March 21, at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Gray is a widely recognized gardener, best known for his extensive knowledge and successful cultivation of numerous iris varieties. His green thumb skills can be best appreciated at the iris gardens he developed at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah. A Landings resident, he served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Coastal Gardens for more than a decade. He has been profiled in national publications and respectfully called "Mr. Green Genes" and "Georgia’s Iris Evangelist".

Gray also is an Ogeechee Audubon Society member and local birding expert who leads annual bird counts and educational outings. He has helped research local populations of Rusty Blackbirds, a vulnerable species due to habitat loss, that migrate south in winter from its breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska.

All are welcomed to attend his presentation at St. Peter's Church. Admission is free for members of Friends of Skidaway Audubon (FOSA), and $5 for guests, payable online or at the door. Attendees are asked to pre-register by clicking here.

Skidaway Audubon’s mission is to enhance and conserve Skidaway Island’s natural environment. In addition to implementing a wide variety of projects, it strives to promote environmental awareness through education and outreach. For more information about Skidaway Audubon activities, or to make a donation to help continue these programs, visit

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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