Feathered February

Explore the essential role birds play in our ecosystem at the Garden, your go-to destination for learning about and observing a diverse array of feathered companions. Join us throughout February as we express our gratitude for these winged wonders through a series of engaging events and educational programs tailored for the entire family! Discover the fascinating world of birds with us this month!

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Want to learn more? Check out all of our 2024 Feathered February programs below, or sign up to receive our weekly emails with news and announcements from the Garden.

Open Daily


Tweetsville is a new immersive experience in the Children’s Garden that explores the role that birds play in our ecosystem.

Lewis Birding Trail

Open year-round

Immerse yourself in the perfect bird-watching experience this February at the Lewis Birding Trail! Renowned as the ultimate destination for spotting both native and migratory birds, this trail is a fitting tribute to the dedication of Herb and Terry Lewis, long-time Garden volunteers. Designed for the preservation, education, and pure enjoyment of birdlife, the Lewis Birding Trail offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the avian wonders that grace our surroundings. Come discover the beauty of our feathered friends on this dedicated trail!

National Bird Feeding Month

February 1 – 29, 2024

Celebrate your love for our feathered friends this February! Established in 1994 with the aim of spreading awareness about the vital role of supporting wild birds, National Bird Feeding Month invites you to actively contribute by offering food, water, and shelter to the birds in your backyard. Join us at the Garden, where we’ve got a fantastic selection of bird seed, charming birdhouses, and top-notch bird feeders for you to purchase. Let’s come together and make a difference in helping our winged companions thrive during the chilly winter months!

Programs & Events

Gardening with Kids: Bird Houses

February 3, 2024

Explore the world of birds! Take an observation walk to explore bird habitats and collect natural materials along the way. Attendees will decorate a wooden bird house with natural materials that you can take home and enjoy observing where you live. This program will include both indoor and outdoor experiences.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16 – 19, 2024

Every February, participants from around the world take part in this citizen science project to collect data on wild birds. In 2023, over 555,291 participants counted nearly 7,538 bird species, including some right here at the Garden! You can be a part of this global event from anywhere, whether you’re at the Garden or in your own backyard.

Member Exclusive: Morning Bird Walk | In-person class

February 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join birding expert Herb Lewis on this morning walk through the Garden to seek, spot, and identify birds in their natural habitat. With Herb as your guide, you will learn how to look for local and migrating birds, explore what kind of landscape attracts them, and come to see why the Garden is a hotspot for a multitude of bird species. Suitable for expert and novice birders alike, this is an authentic birding experience you won’t want to miss!

This is a member exclusive event!
Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Members: $10

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Habitat Restoration with Native Plants

February 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Explore the wonders of creating a wildlife haven in your own backyard! If you’re eager to transform your property into a sanctuary of native plants but feel unsure about where to begin, this class is tailor-made for you. Join us for a 90-minute course where you’ll delve into the significance of local ecosystem types and discover how to seamlessly integrate this knowledge into your garden.

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