Enjoying and Caring for Feathered Neighbors


Single Day Event: Tuesday, Sept. 11; 1-3 PM

Location: Jester Park Nature Center, 11407 NW Jester Park, Granger

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 50


This session will give tips for attracting a variety of area birds for your own visual and aural pleasure. Using a PowerPoint presentation, the naturalist will identify common species such as chickadees, wrens, nuthatches, thrushes, sparrows, cardinals, orioles and finches. He will discuss preferred seeds and feeders for different birds, as well as the location and care of feeders and bird baths. Suggestions will be made for field guides, binocular basics and bird watching. Various seeds, feeders and gear will be on display.


Instructor Joe Boyles is a naturalist with Polk County Conservation. From 2000-2004 he led the osprey reintroduction program at Saylorville Lake. Later, in 10 square miles of reconstructed prairie, wetlands and riparian forest at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, he performed a 16-month bird survey, recording 199 species. A past president of the Des Moines Audubon Society, Joe is affectionately referred to as the “bird nerd” around the office.




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