Deadline to Register: May 15th at 5:00pm
Title: Nature Studies: “Gardening for the Birds”
Description: This workshop will have two parts. The first is a presentation that illustrates the benefits and rewards of gardening for the birds in a small or large backyard garden. Techniques for establishing an aesthetically pleasing backyard while developing a wildlife habitat to attract a wide variety of birds are presented with personal photographs of the garden design and the birds attracted to Herb’s garden environment. He will illustrate methods for feeding, providing shelter, housing and incorporating water features into the garden habitat. Participants will increase their understanding of the basic elements and methods for creating their own backyard wildlife habitat, in order to experience the enjoyment and benefits to be derived by expanding their vision for backyard gardening. After the presentation, the group will follow Herb on a walk around Burritt to view the different birds in our area. You may bring your own binoculars if you choose, but they are not required.
Instructor: Since retiring, Herb Lewis has focused his personal hobbies of landscaping, birding and photography into creating a natural wildlife habitat within his backyard garden primarily to attract birds. He in turn gives
presentations to various groups sharing his experiences. He is an Honorary Master Gardener and has been an
instructor for the Master Gardener program and for the annual Alabama Audubon Mountain Workshops. He is
a volunteer docent and shuttle driver at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Herb and his wife Terry sponsored
and helped develop the Lewis Birding Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.
Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars if desired.
Time: Saturday, May 22 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Supply Fee: $5.00
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancelation Policy: Students that cancel 14 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a full refund. Students that cancel 7 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund. If student cancels 6 days or less prior to the date of the class no refund will be issued.