‘Backyard Birding’ series continues


“Spring Gardening For Birds,” the sixth in the series of eight classes in “Backyard Birding,” begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park.


Ron Sikes of Admiralty Audubon in Port Townsend provides information about preparing garden settings and plants that may attract migrating and resident birds.


Following the presentation, participants are invited to tour McComb Gardens to see a variety of garden areas and plants available in the Pacific Northwest.


The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds.


“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series. Cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone younger than 18.


After the completion of five sessions, participants are offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

Two classes remain this spring: May 18 is “Enjoying Spring Sounds” presented by Dow Lambert and Ken Wiersema; June 8 is “Birds Out of the Nest” with Wiersema describing what life is like for young birds in area yards and gardens.