The Valley Forge Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving members residing in regions of Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Chester County in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to preserve birds, other wildlife, and their habitats by promoting appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation. Valley Forge Audubon Society is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.
Since its inception, the Valley Forge Audubon Society has been closely associated with The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove , a 130 acre estate that was the first home in America of painter and naturalist, John James Audubon and is currently maintained as a museum and wildlife sanctuary in Audubon PA. The Society offers regular bird walks, hikes, and educational programs.
The chapter focus is on promoting healthy habitats by using native plants.
Backyards for Nature is a key program of Valley Forge Audubon Society. Founded in 2002 by Barb Elliot, Ph.D, and Edie Parnum, Backyards for Nature provides educational programs and resources helping people to create healthy habitats in their yards by planting native plants and providing the essentials for wildlife to thrive. The Backyards for Nature blog offers practical advice for habitat gardening with native plants and seasonal posts about plants, pollinators and birds in this region.