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Field Trip: Bird-Friendly Garden Tour - Sold Out!

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking


Want to make your garden more water-wise and bird friendly? Take a tour of several Altacal Audubon Society’s certified Neighborhood Habitat gardens that have done just that by adding drip irrigation, native and drought tolerant plants and grasses, ponds, birdbaths, and brush piles. John Whittlesey, owner of Canyon Creek Nursery & Design, will demonstrate and discuss the practicalities of converting lawn to habitat garden as part of this tour.

Field Trip Leader

John Whittlesey

John Whittlesey owns Canyon Creek Nursery & Design. He has served as the horticulture chairperson for the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and is a graduate of the California School of Garden Design. His book, The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias, published by Timber Press, was released in the spring of 2014. John is passionate about changing the way we garden to provide more habitat for birds, pollinators and all forms of wildlife.

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