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Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard

Image courtesy of Carolyn Ford

February 16 | 6:00-7:30 pm

With Robin Buff and the Audubon Society 

This class will be offered virtually via Zoom. Over the past century urbanization has changed once ecologically productive land into sterile lawns with exotic ornamental plants. We have introduced walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators. The human dominated landscape typically does not support functioning ecosystems or provide healthy places for birds. As a result many bird species are in decline. 

Your yard – and the kinds of plants in it – matters more than you may know. Native plants play an important role in providing the food and cover birds need to survive and thrive in a way that non-native plants cannot. By increasing the number of native plants, decreasing non-native invasive plants, and making other changes, you can greatly improve the value of your yard to birds.

Robin Buff is immediate past-president of the Arkansas Audubon Society, Director of the AAS Halberg Ecology Camp a certified Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, retired Science teacher with 29 years of experience. Graduated with an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Arkansas and a B.A. in Biology from Hendrix College. 

Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers (Not a member? Join or renew today!)

How to join virtually: A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours prior to the class!


*Please be aware, we do not offer refunds for our classes and workshops. Exchanges may be considered on a case by case basis if they are made at least one week in advance. Due to material costs, availability and other factors, we cannot guarantee an exchange. Contact Roslyn at rimrie@bgozarks.org if you would like your exchange to be considered. All proceeds go to support environmental, gardening and health-related education in the community. Thank you for your support!