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Nature’s Wonders Take Flight

Attracting Birds and Insects to the Garden

Gardening is not just about plants. Many beneficial animals add character and energy to ornamental gardens. We will host two sessions to explore many of the winged creatures that enhance our landscape. In our first session, visitors will practice backyard birdwatching skills while learning how to provide food sources and nesting habitat for our feathered friends. Our second session will focus on the immense diversity of insect pollinators and how to attract them with native plants. 

Session 1: Backyard Birdwatching, Birdfeeders, and Birdhouses – Sunday, May 16; Monday, May 17
Session 2: Observing Pollinators/Planting for Bees and Butterflies – Sunday, May 23; Monday, May 24

Afternoon Sessions: Sundays from 2:00-3:00 pm (except June 20)
Evening Sessions: Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm

Admission to Special Programs is free for members of Goodell Gardens, or a $5 suggested donation from folks who aren’t yet members. Want to join? Click here.


Session 1: Backyard Birdwatching, Birdfeeders, and Birdhouses


Session 2: Observing Pollinators/Planting for Bees and Butterflies