The Huntsville Botanical Garden unveiled plans today for Tweetsville, a new area for children centered on birds and their habitats. The 18,000-square-foot area will be completed in two phases with the first one opening in February, the garden said.
Tweetsville will be designed “to inspire children an adults alike to explore the role that birds play in the regional ecosystem of North Alabama,” the garden said in a press release. It will include a bird watch station looking out on an enclosed landscape designed to attract local and migrating birds. Guests will look out into the area from behind a one-way glass.
“Tweetsville represents the garden’s dedication to connecting people to their environment in new and surprising ways,” garden Chief Executive Officer Sue Wagner said. “This is an authentic experience that invites guests of all ages to foster a deeper understanding of how plants, animals, and people rely on each other to create a healthy environment.”
The garden already has a birding trail open year-round and is listed as a birding hotspot in eBird, a global birding data project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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