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Monthly Program: October 2022

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Birding Information: MDAS President Jerry Britten will present highlights of his summer Alaskan birding trip to the High Arctic Tundra and the Anchorage area.

Main Program:
Gardening for Birds with California Native Plants
Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden

You can have a beautiful native plant garden that attracts amazing birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Learn about the benefits of local, native plants and some of the wonderful birds that are drawn to this place and to these plants. We will discuss what migrating and resident birds need and how to provide what the birds are seeking.

While there are hundreds of bird species that have been observed in Contra Costa County, learn which native plants attract which bird species and why they are attracted to them. This presentation will cover what to think about in designing your backyard and when to plant. This will inspire you to have an awesome variety of native plants for birds. Golden Gate Audubon and the California Native Plant Society have partnered on Plants for Birds which promotes several local native plants that attract local birds and are available at local nurseries. The Plants for Birds program is all about local and each year more plants are added so that you can grow your garden while increasing biodiversity.

Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden are both active volunteers with the Golden Gate Audubon Society, California Native Plant Society (CNPS), and with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.
Eddie is President of the Yerba Buena chapter of CNPS and the Farallones Islands Foundation. He is an avian researcher and instructor for the California Academy of Sciences and Golden Gate Audubon. Noreen Weeden was formerly Volunteer Director with Golden Gate Audubon and managed a habitat restoration project. She is on the board of Yerba Buena CNPS. Both Eddie and Noreen regularly lead natural history field trips. They can often be found in California’s natural areas birding, removing weeds and tending native plants.

Lazuli Bunting, photo by Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden

Webinar Access Info:
Date: Oct 6, 2022 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Time: 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Location: Zoom online meeting
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October 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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