Smiler from Audubon Greenwich . . .

Bird House Workshop
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
2 PM - 3:30 PM

Bird houses are a fun way to observe wildlife in our backyards. Come learn the secrets to attracting bluebirds, wrens, swallows, and owls to nest boxes when Ted Gilman explains best practices for nest boxes and wildlife-friendly landscaping.

Ages: 5 & up.
RSVP required to purchase & construct your own bluebird nestbox after the program.
RSVP to Nature Store at (203) 869-5272 ext. 221

Our Feathered Gems
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

With more than 330 species known in the Americas, hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds after flycatchers. These tiny aeronautic marvels have the ability to hover, fly backward, and migrate long distances. The physiological capacity of hummingbirds to raise and lower their heart rate and body temperature to survive cold nights is unmatched in the animal world.

This program by Gina Nichol, former Audubon staff member, illustrates the amazing adaptations of these glittering gems and describes their fascinating life histories. With vivid photographs of hummingbirds in the United States, Central, and South America, Gina will describe how these birds survive in habitats that range from tropical forests to the forests of the Andes Mountains. Tips for attracting local hummingbirds to your own garden will also be discussed.

No RSVP required.
Suggested donation: $5 per person.
Co-sponsored by Sunrise Birding, LLC.

For more information contact:
Jeff Cordulack
Events and Communications Manager
Audubon Connecticut/Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-5272 ext. 239
(203) 613-8813 (cell)

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