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8690Santa Monica Audubon Evening Program, Tuesday 10/5: Restoring Habitat, One Yard at a Time

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  • Chuck & Lillian
    Oct 1, 2010
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      Evening Meeting: Tuesday, 5 October, 7:30 p.m.

      Restoring Habitat, One Yard at a Time...or How to Attract Birds, Butterflies, and Other Wildlife to Your Garden; with Alan Pollack
      Alan Pollack, Audubon-at-Home Chair, wants to help you make your yard wildlife friendly. A life-long gardener with a knack for landscape design, he was delighted to wed two of his passions: gardening and wildlife. His yard was immediately certified as an official wildlife habitat site and for the past 5 years, he has given free consultation and landscape designs to homeowners, churches, and schools - anyone wishing to create a garden attractive to both wildlife and humans. Appointed to the Board of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society three years ago, he now leads their Audubon-at-Home Project and gives this slide show/lecture to groups interested in preserving and restoring wildlife habitat. He will discuss the basic needs of wildlife for food, water, shelter and places to raise their young, sustainable gardening practices, native plants, and gives us a virtual tour of his garden. Questions are welcome and handouts will be available.

      Alan is a long time member of the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. Upon retiring, his interest in woodworking led him to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity for several years. For the past 14 years, he has been a volunteer with Wildlife Care of Ventura County, which rescues and rehabilitates injured or orphaned birds and small mammals. Through them he learned about the Wildlife Habitat Steward training offered by the National Wildlife Federation, which eventually led to his current position and this presentation.

      [Directions]: We meet at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street (between Colorado and Broadway), Santa Monica, located on the east side of the street across from Santa Monica Place indoor mall, easily accessible from the 4th Street offramp of the westbound #10 Freeway. Parking is under the building where metered spaces are free after 6:00 p.m., and there are numerous free Visitor Parking spaces on the lower levels. We meet on the first floor - the room number will be posted. Meetings begin at 7:30 sharp with a little business, and then our main presentation. Refreshments will be served.

      Chuck Almdale
      North Hills, Ca.

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