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Planting for Birds—Using Native California Plants to Create Habitat at Home, with Scot Pipkin

January 19, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Plants are the foundation of most ecosystems on earth. If we want to create rich, diverse, and resilient habitats in our yards and communities, we must start with the appropriate plants. One of the best indicators of a successful habitat garden is the bird life it attracts. In this program, we will look at the important role native plants play in providing our local birds with the food, shelter, and nesting materials necessary for survival. We’ll take a closer look at your habitat goals and identify specific California native plants that can help you maintain bird-friendly habitat year-round.

Scot Pipkin is Director of Education and Engagement at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Born and raised in San Diego, he received a degree in geography with an emphasis in biogeography from UCLA. He has spent his career acquiring and sharing an understanding of the natural world that emphasizes the interconnections that surround us. These efforts have allowed him to work in some of the most beautiful and ecologically rich places in the Southwest, including Yosemite, the redwoods of the San Mateo Coast, Tejon Ranch, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. Along the way, he received a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Arizona and spent countless hours identifying plants, birds, butterflies, and anything else that has come his way. Join us for an interesting talk, and make your garden come alive with wildlife!

Wednesday, January 19 Social time: 6:45 p.m. Program (see below) begins: 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Bob Crowell at bva3ruddyducks@att.net if you would like to join us on Zoom. Your invitation will be emailed to you the day of the lecture.


January 19, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Joni Ciarletta


Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center
2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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