March 3rd 2018 — “Birdscaping – Inviting birds to your yard”
March brings a new program to our Backyard Birder series. Carolyn Wilcox, owner and guide for Experience Olympic Tours on the Olympic Peninsula, has a small urban/forest edge lot in Port Angeles. Some of the 20+ species of wintering birds that have accepted an invitation to her yard include the Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Bewick’s Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, Townsend’s Warbler, and Fox Sparrow. New this winter, a large brush pile enticed a Pacific Wren to her yard. Carolyn is working to improve breeding spaces to her small property by introducing nest boxes. She will discuss bird habitat, composting, dead wood (snags, nurse logs, and brush piles), hedges, native plants, feeders, nest boxes, and water features; as well as ideas on how to improve the safe movement of birds through your home’s surroundings. Come and bring your ideas and questions. Be ready for spring birds!