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Webinar: Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes
September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join CNPS Redbud Chapter on September 21 at 6 pm for a presentation on Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes. This presentation created by Nancy and Ames Gilbert includes many photos of birds interacting with native plants, as well as essential information on how to create bird-attracting gardens and landscapes. Also included are slides of native plants that provide multiple benefits to birds and other wildlife. Nancy and Ames will cover many topics, including:
• Essentials for Creating Good Bird Habitat: Food, water, protective cover and shelter, sentinel and preening perches, places and resources to rear young
• The benefits and drawbacks of feeding wild birds
• How to maximize nesting opportunities and birdhouse basics
• Ways to include all-important water features to your bird garden, and birdbath basics
• Getting to know your garden site through observation and research
• How to design your garden to create habitat diversity for maximum bird benefits
• Dangers birds face and how to help mitigate these hazards in your garden and landscapes
• Why incorporating at least 70 percent native plants in your bird garden is essential for the birds
• Detailed information, with photos, of some of the most useful and durable native plants for including in your bird-friendly garden
Nancy Gilbert has a MS degree in Science Education from the University of Iowa and has worked as a naturalist, environmental educator and classroom teacher, landscape designer and consultant, and landscape architect/project manager for the U.S. Air Force. She and her husband owned and ran a California native bulb nursery (Far West Bulb Farm) for 25 years.
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.