Birds play a vital role in our ecosystem, and the Garden is a great place to learn about and see birds of all kinds. During the month of February, we show our appreciation for our feathered friends with events and educational programs for the whole family!
Want to learn more? Check out all of our 2022 Feathered February programs below, or sign up to receive our weekly emails with news and announcements from the Garden.
Tweetsville is a new immersive experience in the Children’s Garden that explores the role that birds play in our ecosystem. The second phase of Tweetsville is coming soon!
Lewis Birding Trail
February is an ideal time for bird watching, and there is no better place to spot native and migratory birds than the Lewis Birding Trail! Dedicated in honor of long-time Garden volunteers Herb and Terry Lewis, the Lewis Birding Trail is devoted to the conservation, education, and enjoyment of birdlife.
National Bird Feeding Month
February 1 – 28, 2022
Show some love to our feathered friends this February! Created in 1994 to educate the public on the importance of supporting wild birds, National Bird Feeding Month encourages participants to provide food, water, and shelter for the birds in their own backyard. Here at the Garden, we will have bird seed, birdhouses, and bird feeders available to purchase so you can do your part to help wild birds survive the cold, winter months!
Programs & Events
Great Backyard Bird Count
February 18 – 21, 2022
Every February, participants from around the world take part in this citizen science project to collect data on wild birds. In 2021, over 300,000 participants counted nearly 7,000 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.
Simple and Novel Techniques for Feeding Birds | In-person class
February 12 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Using different methods for feeding birds is a fun and impactful way to attract a variety of bird species to your home garden. In this class, join us for a morning of examining feeder designs, food offerings, and placement techniques developed by Herb Lewis through his many years of observing feeding behaviors. Proven in Herb’s own backyard bird oasis, these simple and novel techniques can help bring birds into close view and make your bird watching experience even more enjoyable. Weather permitting, we will be taking a walk to view examples of a few designs.
This class is full
February 19 at 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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!