Course or Event Details:

LUNCHBOX Talk: Bird-Friendly Gardening – Your Yard Matters!
with Ann Walter-Fromson, T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society

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Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM



Your yard and the kinds of plants in it matters more than you may know. Native plants play a very important role in providing the food birds need to survive and thrive in a way that non-native plants cannot do. By planting shrubs that provide the high-fat berries birds need to fuel up for long migration flights; trees that host the caterpillars that become baby-bird food; and flowers that provide nectar for hummingbirds; your yard can make a real difference for birds year-round. Learn how you can start helping birds in your yard today, and learn more about Audubon’s new Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year program that partners with local growers and garden centers to promote the plants that help our birds the most.

Free. Registration required.


About the instructor or presenter:

As someone who has gardened with native plants to benefit birds for the past decade, Ann Walter-Fromson recently turned her attention to the small creatures that visit the flowers of native plants in her yardDr. Ann Walter-Fromson is a retired Greensboro College psychology professor who is an active member of T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society in Guilford County,  Audubon North Carolina’s statewide Bird-Friendly Communities team, and the Triad chapter of the NC Native Plant Society. Ann is also a certified NC Environmental Educator, and is completing the certificate program in Native Plant Studies at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, which includes this independent research study of pollinators.



Registration Details:

Registration open through 9/29/2016 10:00 AM EST




Class or Event capacity: 53 remaining registrations

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