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WLS 2022: Growing Your Own Bird Feeder Using Native Plants with Juanita Hummel (Feb. 20)

Sunday, February 20 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 20 3:00 pm


Juanita Hummel knows that if you want to attract birds to your garden, you can put up bird feeders—or you can use native plants to provide food that will attract and feed birds year-round. While recent reports of bird feeders potentially spreading illness to the birds that patronize them are not always firmly rooted in factual data, there is a lot to be said about welcoming birds to our yards with a banquet of food that can be safely and naturally provided by native plants and trees. This talk is an introduction to what food various species of birds are seeking when they come to your garden at different times of the year, and how to satisfy that need for nourishment naturally—with a few tips on how to supplement that food supply using feeders.

Juanita Hummel is a retired research scientist who has been an avid birder for more than 40 years. She is currently the board president of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society in NJ, is a Pennsylvania master naturalist and a volunteer naturalist at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. When not removing invasive plants and replanting natives in her Sourland Mountain yard, she enjoys leading bird and nature walks for conservation organizations, participating in citizen science research projects and ecotraveling to observe birds and plants in their native habitats around the world.

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Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes at 12:00 pm on the date of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out after this time to the email used to register for the event. The link will come from OR

This lecture is part of our annual Winter Lecture Series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife.

All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom.