A mother Brewer’s Blackbird surveys the area from the top of a conifer. Photo by Bob Walker
Want to know how to attract more birds to your back yard?
The Los Alamos Master Gardeners are working with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to offer a free talk centered around creating a wildlife-friendly landscape from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Master Gardeners Carolyn Mangeng and Bob Walker will share how to make your back yard gardens a haven for native birds and wildlife.
This presentation, part of the Master Gardeners’ regular April meeting, is aimed at birding novices. The talk will survey some of the interesting species you will find locally, differences between summer and winter birds, differences that depend on elevation, and the exciting spring and fall migration seasons.
Walker and Mangeng will also show how you can landscape your yard so that it is inviting to wildlife. As a community, Los Alamos has already been very successful in creating a wildlife-friendly landscape. We are New Mexico’s first community to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat. This achievement was made possible by the cooperative success of many community members in making their back yards, our schools, and other shared community areas wildlife-friendly.
The Los Alamos Master Gardeners organization seeks to promote knowledgeable, effective, and safe horticultural practices in furtherance of New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service. Carolyn Mangeng and Bob Walker are certified Master Gardeners and are two of many avid Los Alamos County birdwatchers who have configured their back yard to attract birds.
This program will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required.