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February 24 – Plants for Birds Seminar

Baton Rouge Audubon and Hilltop Arboretum are presenting a seminar featuring information regarding gardening with native plants for birds.

The event will kick off at 10 am, with speakers, plants sales, experts on hand to answer questions, free food , a silent auction and giveaways. The event will be free to the public.

Speakers will include:

10am - Jane Patterson - \"Plants for Birds: Why Native Plants Matter\"
11am - Bill Fontenot - \" Wildlife Garden Design: Concepts and Considerations\"
1pm - Helen Peebles - \"Native Plants for the Urban Landscape in the Baton Rouge Area\"
2pm - Dennis Demcheck - \"Gardening for Hummingbirds\"

Rick and Susan Webb from Louisiana Growers will have native plants for sale and be able to answer questions about growing them in your yards and gardens.

Hilltop Arboretum Hodge Podge volunteers will also be on hand to help with plant sales and to answer questions.

Location: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Highland Rd. Baton Rouge
BRAS Members Only: No


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March 24 – Birding Beyond the Basics #2

Birding Beyond the Basics
with Jane Patterson

So you\\\'ve taken my Birding Basics class and you\\\'re asking \\\"now what?\\\" Well the answer is \\\"Go birding! Go birding a lot!\\\" But if you feel still like you need some guidance along the\\\'s a new option for you!

I am going to start offering half and whole day birding sessions. We will travel to different birding locations in the state. But this is not just about ticking off bird names on a list; this is about education. We will talk through the birds as we are seeing them, taking time to note their habits and unique characteristics. And after we are done, we will compile a list and then spend some time talking about what we\\\'ve seen and giving people an opportunity to ask questions.

The \\\"class\\\" size will be limited to 12 and you must be an alumnus of my Birding Basics class.

We will be creating a sign up process via our website and there will be a small fee $($26). Until we get that up and running, you can let me know via email ( that you are interested and I will give you instructions for payment.

Each session is independent so you can sign up for any for which you are available.

You must provide your own transportation to each location, although we will try to carpool as much as we can.

The second session will be March 24, 2018. Sign up as soon as you can; it\\\'s first come, first served!

Location: TBD
BRAS Members Only: No