Register for Audubon AR Backyard Bird Event!

Learn how native plants, garden features, and smart planning can make your yard a healthy habitat for birds, butterflies, and beneficial wildlife.

 

WHAT: Audubon Arkansas Backyard Bird Event

 

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2010 – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

WHERE: Audubon Center, 4500 Springer Boulevard, LR, AR

 

·        Learn tips from experts that can help your yard/garden come alive.

·        Enhance your bird and butterfly knowledge. 

·        Join a morning bird walk and learn tips on winter birding (no charge).

·        Participate in the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). 

·        Develop a plan for your backyard that restores habitat, saves water, reduces chemicals, and enhances the beauty and enjoyment of your yard. 

·        Tour the Audubon Center.

 

Schedule

 

8:00 - 9:45                   Audubon Center Birding                      Dr. Dan “The Bird Man” Scheiman

                                                    Audubon AR & Audubon Society of Central AR

 

 9:45 - 10:05                Register for Bird/Garden Event

 

10:05 - 10:10               Welcome                                            Mary Smith, Audubon Arkansas

 

10:10 - 10:55               Attracting Birds to your Backyard      Jim Allen, Wild Birds Unlimited

 

10:55 - 11:40               Butterfly Gardenin                               Lori Spencer

Author, Arkansas Butterflies and Moths  

 

11:40 - 1:00                 Lunch, Shop, Network            Books, Bird/Garden Features, Audubon@Home       

 

1:00 - 3:00                   Native Plant Gardening                      Mary Ann King, Pine Ridge Nursery 

(* Lecture plus interactive time to prepare garden plan for where you live.)

                                 

Cost:  $50.00 for workshop and organic lunch.  Space is limited so reserve by February 3. Indicate if you prefer vegetarian lunch.   Mail to:   M. Smith, AR Education, 4500 Springer Blvd. LR, AR 72206   Questions:  marysmith@audubon.org

 

For sale:  Pine Ridge Shoppe books,  if you want to order plants ahead e-mail M. King -  office@pineridgegardens.com;  buy Arkansas’s Butterflies and Moths (27.95) cash/checks/no credit cards (L. Spencer); Wild Birds Unlimited bird/garden items (J. Allen);   Audubon AR rustic suet feeders ($5) - support our bird seed fund.