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Gardening for the Birds | Virtual class

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attracting birds to your garden is a fun, easy way to promote a healthy backyard ecosystem. Birds play an essential role in protecting native biodiversity by pollinating plants, dispersing seeds, providing natural fertilizer, and helping control insect populations. Plus, with all their shapes, sizes, and colors, birds are beautiful and delightful guests to have in any landscape!

In this virtual class, your instructor, Herb Lewis, will show you how to attract birds to your backyard garden. Using examples from his own backyard, Herb will walk you through how to design a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing while also providing food, water, and shelter for a wide variety of bird species. After learning the basic principles and effective techniques for creating a wildlife habitat at home, you will be ready for the environmental benefits and enjoyment of sharing your backyard with our feathered friends.

About the Virtual Classroom: This class will take place in the comfort of your home via Zoom Webinar. Zoom Webinar has no additional cost and is very easy to use. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Once you have registered for the class, you will receive an email confirming your registration and what to expect when using Zoom Webinar. You will have everything you need to feel comfortable prior to the class beginning!


Members: $35/person
Non-Members: $60/person

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

About Herb Lewis:

Since retiring in 2004, Herb Lewis has dedicated himself to landscaping, birding, and photography. Over the past 16 years, he has channeled his knowledge and experience into creating a natural wildlife habitat within his own backyard garden to attract native and migrating birds. Herb is an Honorary Master Gardener, serving as an instructor for Master Gardener classes covering three counties, and he has provided workshops for the annual Alabama Audubon Mountain Workshop. Herb and his wife Terry sponsored and helped develop the Lewis Birding Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, where he also serves as a volunteer shuttle driver and docent.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447