Birds in the Garden: Creating & Enjoying a Bird Oasis

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Date(s) - 06/13/2021
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Online link to be provided

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Meet Chicago’s Bird Whisperer Pam Karlson and Learn Her Secrets!

 

Program Description

Inviting birds into gardens by creating healthy habitat is a joyful way to connect with nature and help support bird populations. This presentation features Pam’s photographs of the Chicago bird garden she created and its bird visitors, illustrating how it’s possible to attract over 100 bird species.

Tips include landscape enhancements, practices and plant selection, with an emphasis on natives and nativars. Chicagoland’s importance along the migratory route, bird species diversity, habitat, diet/foraging, nesting, supplemental support and citizen science will also be discussed. Doug Tallamy’s latest book “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard”, includes Pam’s city garden, exemplifying the power of urban lots.

Register here: Eventbrite

Zoom link will be provided a few days prior to presentation.

Speaker Bio

Pam Karlson is a career artist and certified professional gardener/garden designer. Art, nature and gardening have been her passions since early childhood. She has been rescuing migratory birds since 2004 as a volunteer with licensed wildlife rescue/rehabilitation organizations. Residing in Chicago, she co-owns Waxwing Studio, inc., with her artist husband, specializing in design, illustration, gardening/garden design, and landscape watercolor painting.

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