‘Birdscaping’ is topic of garden club meeting

Margaret Robbins, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Brookfield, is the guest speaker at the Redding Garden Club’s Jan. 14 meeting.

One of the pleasures of a garden landscape is its attraction to birds, whether for food or shelter. Margaret Robbins, who has spent most of her life in the pursuit of bird watching and feeding, will be the Redding Garden Club’s guest speaker at the Monday, Jan. 14, meeting at the Redding Community Center.

Ms. Robbins will explain how to add color and sound to one’s yard all year long. She will discuss how to “birdscape” to attract Connecticut’s many beautiful birds in winter and during the breeding season. Included in her presentation will be easy and inexpensive ways to provide food choices.

For eight years, Ms. Robbins worked for the National Audubon Society at its Nature Center in Greenwich and led trips for the society to many places in North and South America. She has taken ornithology classes at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology and has taught incubation, embryology, bird identification, landscaping for wildlife, and many other programs for schools, garden clubs, teacher organizations, and Scout groups. Ms. Robbins is the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Brookfield.

The Redding Garden Club, a member of Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and National Garden Clubs, meets monthly and always welcomes guests and potential new members to attend ($5 fee). Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch and business meeting, followed by a specific program at 1.

Call 203-938-0694 for more information or visit the club’s website, reddinggardenclub.org, to learn more about the Redding Garden Club.

 

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