Event: NSAS Zoom Presentation to UC Master Gardeners of Napa Valley

Date: Thursday April 29, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM

Nancy Piotrowski & Mark Stephenson from our NSAS Board along with Gillian Martin from Tree Care for Birds and the Cavity Conservation Initiative will present to the UC Master Gardeners of Napa Valley on Back Yard Designs incorporating Native Plants and Tree Conservation tips to attract and protect birds. (NSAS Event)


From 10:00 to 10:45-11:00: Native Plants and Backyard Designs to Attract Birds. Nancy Piotrowski and Mark Stephenson of the Napa-Solano Audubon Society will team up to give an overview of native herbaceous and annual plants and flowers that can be used to attract birds, highlighting the birds that may visit Bay Area backyards and gardens. Nancy will be addressing the plant side of the equation and Mark will focus on birdsí wants and needs, highlighting some tools that are out there and good choices for bringing in birds.

From 11:00 to 12:00: Best Management Practices to Reduce Impacts on Nesting Birds During Tree Care. Gillian Martin of Tree Care for Birds and the Cavity Conservation Initiative (see bio below) will shed light on bird protection regulations and share best practices during tree and landscape care, including reducing impacts on nesting birds by assessing habitat value, conducting a pre-work inspection, identifying signs of nesting, determining if a nest is active, and responding in a bird emergency. Native bird populations are declining by nearly 30% worldwide. Gardeners can help by using these and other practices to create bird-friendly gardens and a diverse urban forest.

To access the meeting on the 29th, you can use the link below; otherwise you'll need to type in meeting number and the passcode to get into meeting.

Topic: 2021 Monthly Meeting & Seminar
Time: Apr 29, 2021 09:50 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/91029991108?pwd=cHVMbkdSMlVPYnQ2WFVOYmVaSS9jUT09

Meeting ID: 910 2999 1108

Passcode: MG1710

submitted on April 19, 2021, at 05:40 PM PST

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