Gardening for Birds

American Robin by John Flannery
July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Home of Priscilla Deem
513 S Alabama Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Jane Blash

Gardening for Birds with Becki Jones, Master Gardener

Learn how to create a bird garden with best plants, water options, feeders, and preparing for predators. Identify common birds and their preferred foods, eating habits, and habitat. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be included! Learn about a new tool to plan your bird habitat called “Birdscaping.”

Dr. Becki Jones is a retired music teacher and an avid gardener. Becki is also a WV Master Naturalist and WV Master Gardener. Her interests include preserving the Monarch butterfly population and supporting birds and wildlife through her Certified Monarch Way Station and other habitat registrations. Becki is a member of several horticultural societies including the National Capital Dahlia Society. Becki was selected as Master Gardener of the Year from BJEMG this year.

Breakfast begins at 9:00am followed by the program at 9:30am. Bring a breakfast food to share, and garden plants for exchange. Since Priscilla’s gathering room has ample seating, it’s not necessary to bring your own chair.

Directions: From Shepherdstown, take Route 45/Martinsburg Pike west toward Martinsburg. Pass the Shell station in 5.2 miles. Proceed to the intersection of US 11/ WV9/ WV45 also known as N. Queen St. Turn left onto N. Queen St. Proceed through downtown Martinsburg to the main intersection of Queen and King Streets. Turn right onto W. King St. (Route 11). After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first light onto S. Alabama Ave. Go 2 blocks. Priscilla’s home is on the right at 513 S. Alabama Ave.