MCAS Virtual Community Program – OCT 17th – Planting Native Plants to Attract and Support Birds


Photos courtesy of Peggy Burden

Title:               Planting Native Plants to Attract and Support Birds

Date:              October 17, 2022

Time:              7:00-8:30 pm

Presenter:     Peggy Burhenn, Master Gardener

Zoom info below.  No signup/registration required to attend.


Would you like to learn how to attract birds to your yard using native plants? Is there a specific bird you would like to attract? Discover the connection between birds and native plants and which native plants would be best for your yard to attract birds. Learn what birds need from our landscapes and how we can best provide those needs. Peggy will also describe the best time to plant native plants for the greatest success and how to maintain these plants to support birds in your area.

Peggy Burhenn is a Master Gardener and a certified California Naturalist. As a Master Gardener, she oversees the native plant garden in the Garden of the Seven Sisters in SLO and works on the Arroyo Grande Master Gardener Helpline. She is a member of the California Native Plant Society and the Audubon Society. Her interests in gardening are to grow food plants for people and to support nature. To these ends, she focuses on growing vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, and native plants. Her home includes houses for bats, birds, owls, and mason bees. She volunteers regularly at Cal Poly’s Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, and as a docent for California State Parks, focusing her time at the Pismo Monarch Butterfly Grove and leading native plant walks. She is also a regular volunteer at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. As a citizen scientist she has banded birds, collected spiders, counted butterflies and birds, and regularly posts her finds on iNaturalist and eBird.

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

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Meeting ID: 227 248 5901; Passcode: morrocoast

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