University of Maryland Extension

Berries for Birds with Audubon

When: 
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Where: 
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom, 4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209
Address: 
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Baltimore City Master Gardeners
Description/Notes: 

Patterson Park Audubon Center is growing Baltimore for birds and communities! Explore why Maryland native shrubs are best for migratory birds and great examples that you can recommend in your role as Master Gardeners. The presentation includes an overview of gardening for birds with highlights on fruiting shrubs. Together, we can improve the landscape for our avian friends!

 

Reflection by Master Gardener

Erin Reed earned her Bachelors in Wildlife Conservation and Masters in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Delaware researching the connection between native plants and insects with Dr. Doug Tallamy. She has since served as an interpretive naturalist and environmental educator in Delaware, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. As the Education Manager at Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore, Erin is working to make Baltimore better for birds and people, starting with her own garden.

 

Content:

“I’m of the strict mindset that if my garden isn’t feeding someone or something, then it’s not doing enough. I like to think of my yard as an ecosystem that takes care of itself – I’ve planted host plants, flowers to attract both pollinators and natural enemies, and seed-producing groundcovers to support birds and thwart weeds. My garden is small but powerful, when combined with the larger landscape of Baltimore and beyond.”

Speaker

Suzie Creamer, Auduban Society at Paterson Park.

Susie Creamer is center director of Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore City, where she and her staff create bird habitat in the urban context and instruct nature-based education programs for all ages in a multicultural community. Programs and projects of the Center take place in English and in Spanish. Before Audubon, Susie managed education programs at Irvine Nature Center, taught science at St. Paul’s, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Susie has a BS in biology from Washington and Lee University and an MS in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University. She speaks regularly to garden clubs, civic groups, and at conferences, including the keynote presentation at teachers’ conference held by the Ministry of Education in Panama City, Panama! In 2018, Susie was named by Baltimore magazine as one of 30 Visionaries of Baltimore, change-makers shaping the future of our city.

Cost: 
Series is free – donations always welcome!
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