Your Backyard is for the Birds Speaker

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting Devon Dietz, Linn County Master Gardener about the needs of birds and what attracts them to your yard on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. The presentation is open to the public; and there is no fee to attend. Prior registration is NOT required. Anyone who is interested in the topic is encouraged to attend.

The focus will be on the most popular birds for Iowans. The year round enjoyment of birds is the objective. Devon has been a Master Gardener 2005 but was interested in bird habitat prior to becoming a Master Gardener. Birds are interesting creatures and watching them in your landscape leads one to wonder why they do what they do? If you want to attract various species of birds what do they like to eat? What are other things I need to consider? What is the most important thing I can provide birds in the Winter?

Changes occur during the year and are interesting to know why they happens. Devon’s daughter’s elementary science project one year was to record the birds she observed in the yard each month of the year. He also moved from an established neighborhood with lots of large trees to a new condo with newly planted trees. He has observed the birds with these different landscapes and the changes over the past 17 years; including the kinds of birds in our landscape. Devon will share these experiences with us.

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are celebrating their fourteenth year. The local program organized after the county held their first training. The educational volunteer program, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, provides current, research based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through programs and projects. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training, and volunteer to promote a mission of education and service. The program is open to anyone 18 or older with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.

More information about this and other horticulture events can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; and



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