Creating a Bird-friendly Habitat
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Doors open: 6:45 p.m.
Meeting: 7 p.m.
Program: 7:15 p.m.
Where: Community Activity Center
205 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
The National Audubon Society's Plants for Birds program is designed to help anyone create a bird-friendly yard. Whether you have a small patio or many acres, you can help the birds by planting native plants to restore habitat. This program will explain how you can make your yard bird-friendly and learn to use resources like the Audubon Plants for Birds program.
Linda Vanderveen is a longtime member of Hernando Audubon. She has served on the organization's Board of Directors for many years, including several terms as president. She volunteers at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, where she teaches Beginning Birding. She leads field trips, coordinates the Brooksville Christmas Bird Count - and, equally important, she maintains a bird-friendly yard.
During the 15 years that Debbie McKevitt and her husband, Jerry, have lived on their 10-acre property northeast of Brooksville, their goal has been to improve habitat and increase biodiversity for birds, butterflies and other pollinators, and other wildlife. They have created many gardens and landscaped areas which include a wide variety of native flowering plants, grasses, shrubs, and trees, as well as aquatic plants around their 1 1/2-acre pond.