Sunday, May 12, 2013

Community Program - May 20th - Providing Bird Habitats for Rodent Control

Providing Bird Habitats for Rodent Control
Presented by Cory Kelso
Monday, May 20th 7-8 pm
@ SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Park (across from Cuesta College) Click here for a map.

Living in the country presents a unique challenge in gardening. A prolific rodent population can undermine the most diligent gardener, but encouraging our indigenous species of owls and falcons can help with damage control. This talk describes methods of providing a safe habitat for these species, including perches and nesting boxes.

A life-long gardener and nature lover, Cory Kelso specializes in the "controlled chaos" of the English cottage garden. She has traveled to England to study garden design under the tutelage of late author Christopher Lloyd and has adapted his adventurous style for the Central Coast and in Southern California by promoting the use of native and non-invasive species. When she is not doing landscape design contracts, she can be found volunteering for the Master Gardeners program, helping out at the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, or cultivating her own 1-acre plot on the Arroyo Grande Mesa. Photo by Kevin Keatley.

MCAS Community Programs are usually presented on the third Monday of each month, at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion, in El Chorro Regional Park, on Highway 1 across from Cuesta College. All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. As always, all ages are welcome.
Here is a map to the Glen Oaks Pavillion at El Chorro Regional Park.