Laura Davis Memorial Bird Garden

On November 2, 2013 the Northern Virginia 4-H Center held a volunteer workday to start work on the Laura Davis Memorial Bird Garden. Ms. Davis was a lover of nature, education, and was an inspiration to all who knew her. We had over 30 amazing volunteers out over the course of the day. Among the volunteers were Riverfront Christian School students, friends and family of Ms. Davis, community members, and 4-H Center staff members. These volunteers were able to get an amazing amount of work done. Together we were able to put in 3 bluebird nesting boxes, a basic nesting box and a purple martin condo, put together a pergola, build 4 benches, assemble 4 fishing line recycling tubes and place the posts to mount them on, removed several overgrown evergreen bushes in preparation for spring planting, and winterize our vegetable garden.

It is the hope of both the 4-H Center and the Davis Family to make this an ongoing project. We want to add to and improve the area each year. Another work day will be scheduled for the spring. During this time we will continue work on the Memorial Bird Garden by adding native flowers and trees known to attract birds, placing our benches and putting out our line recycling tubes. Stay tuned for an update on this day if you are interested in coming out to volunteer.

The Memorial Bird Garden is a great place to eat lunch, sit with friends, watch nature or just take a quiet moment to yourself. It is located next to the campfire circle across from Fairfax shelter. As you drive in look to your right and you can’t miss it. 

-Submitted by Laura Braithwaite, NOVA 4-H Intern

Friends and Family of Ms. Laura Davis and the new pergola!