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Course: Landscaping for Wildlife Workshop


Cedar waxwing by Paul Franklin

November 9 , 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Our courses usually fill several days before they begin—don’t miss your chance to study with Audubon!

Learn how to make your yard more inviting for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, and the importance of planting native species with Paul Franklin for this new, one-day workshop. In addition to being a master birder, Paul has years of experience in landscaping, from small private yards to city landscapes.

Materials: Handouts will be provided by the instructor. No textbook is required for this workshop.

Where and when do we meet? Class will meet at our Birmingham offices on Saturday, November 9th, at 9 a.m. with a break for lunch. Our office is located on the second floor of 3720 Fourth Avenue South. (Ample and well-lit parking is available in back, just behind Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ.) We’ll have an optional afternoon trip to the Audubon-Datnow Forest Preserve, where Alabama Audubon staff need volunteers to help with habitat restoration at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School (1757 Montclair Road). Get hands-on experience with native plants! Depending on class interest, we may also take a trip afterwards to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens or Petals from the Past in Jemison, where they have a great selection of native plants. 

Cost:  Your one-time registration fee ($50/members; $75/non-members) covers the cost of the workshop, and participants are not required to join the afternoon trip.

Registration: Class size is limited to fifteen, so don’t delay! To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access and limited parking is available in the front of the building on Fourth Avenue South. If parking in the back parking lot, there are stairs to get into the building.

Questions? Email the Outreach & Communications Director, or call 205-719-3678.

Please, no pets in the classroom. Only service animals are welcome.