Date: 3/12/17 5:44 pm
From: Bob Schamerhorn <bob...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Williamsburg Botanical Gardens - Bird Program March 18
This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

March 18 - 10:00 a.m., open to the public
Williamsburg Botanical Gardens - Freedom Park Interpretive Center

Award-winning Nature Photographer Bob Schamerhorn will show us how to bring numerous species of birds to our yards by adding a small water feature. Birds, like all other animals, prefer habitats that meet ALL their basic survival needs: food, shelter and water! They depend on water for hydration, to maintain body temperature, and to condition their feathers for flight. Having a consistent, reliable, clean, running water source in a garden will attract a greater assortment of birds. This is especially true for the many species that do not eat seed at all. Each different season will bring varying species and changed plumages, whether it is winter, breeding season, spring or fall migration. In one central Virginia backyard alone, the addition of this simple birdbath system has attracted over 75 species! It even runs in sub-freezing temperatures, providing this essential resource even when everything else is frozen solid. This highly-favored multimedia program displays proof of that diversity as the birds drink, bath and splash around in the “The Bird Spa". The program will include informative stories from thousands of hours of observation, displayed with award-winning photography, supplemented with bird songs, and HD video clips. It reveals the water features simple design and a parts list, plus demonstrates step-by-step how to install one yourself. Come see how a little water can greatly improve both your garden and your enjoyment of nature, right in your own backyard.

The program is free, although a $5.00 donation to help the Garden grow is appreciated. For more information, contact Bob by email at <bob...>

After the program, Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to answer questions and talk about what is in bloom.

Joanne Sheffield
WBG Program Chair
Our mailing address is:
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
5537 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Forwarded by Bob Schamerhorn
E-mail: <bob...>

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