Landscaping for Bird Diversity
The Franklin Garden Club and Garden Club of Norfolk invite you to join us for this virtual presentation by Claudia Thompson.
Date: Wednesday May 12th at 7:00PM
Location: Virtual Zoom Presentation. The link will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event
Learn how to create landscapes with genuine ecological value for a wide array of avian species from songbirds, to raptors, owls, woodpeckers and more. Claudia will lead an in-depth exploration of the principles for achieving this goal, based on understanding the babitat and food requirements for bird survivial. The presentation will start with the essential importance of native plants. Then look at the value of different canopy layers, preferred planting strategies, techniques for providing water and the critical role of active ecological systems to avian survivial. What are the pros and cons of feeding birds directly? Do nest boxes help? How can we tilt the balance in favor of our native songbirds?
Claudia founded Grown Native Massachusetts in 2010. She has had an extensive career as an ecologist and environmental educator including past roles as Director of Education for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Director of Drumlin Farm for Mass Audubon, and serving for nine years on the board of the New England Wildflower Society.
Date: 05/12/2021 (Wed.) Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT Location: Zoom Virtual Presentation