Orange Audubon Society
Thursday,March 16, 2017 (7-9 PM)
If You Plant It, Birds Will Come
by Lavon Silvernell
We’ve heard the saying, “feed them and they will come,” so many people hang a feeder to bring birds close. But, there is a better way to bring more birds to your yard. Plant it and they will come, native plants that is.
Native plants provide flowers for nectar, enjoyed by hummingbirds, orioles, and some others, provide bird food in the form of seeds and berries, and provide nesting sites and material. But most importantly (and little understood by most people), native plants attract native caterpillars and other insects, which are protein rich food for birds, especially their hatchlings.
For our March 16th OAS program, Lavon Silvernell will share information about native plants, their habitat needs, and the birds and insects they attract. Lavon is a long-time member of the Florida Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, and before retirement, served for 12 years as Naturalist at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis.
Orange Audubon Societies programs are free and no reservations are necessary. Programs are held in the Camellia Room of Leu Gardens,1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando (for directions, visit http://www.leugardens.org/plan/directions.htm.
For additional information, call 407-637-2525.
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2017 Birdapalooza Report
by Rebecca Smith
Orange Audubon has had another successful Birdapalooza event for 2017! This was the first year the event stretched over the course of three days with guided tours from professional birders. I was glad to be able to share my knowledge of . . . More
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See the Winners of
Orange Audubon Society's
2016 (28th Annual)
Kit and Sidney Chertok
Nature Photography Contest
Chimney Swift Tower
at Orlando Wetlands Park