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Eagle library hosts gardening for birds program

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What: Gardening is for the Birds presentation.

When: 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Where: Eagle Public Library.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-328-8800.

EAGLE — Add an extra dimension to your garden by gardening for the birds. Join Jerry Fedrizzi, an Eagle County birder, at the Eagle Public Library on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Fedrizzi will discuss fascinating lore about local native and migratory birds, the habitat that attracts them to your garden and the many perks they may offer gardeners or wildlife observers.

During the presentation, Fedrizzi will elaborate on rather simple guidelines.

“Providing food, water and shelter are three essential things you can do to attract birds to your garden,” said Fedrizzi. “And of course, it helps if you don’t own a cat.”

Fedrizzi has long been involved in Roaring Fork Audubon and presently participates in an informal Eagle County birding group, which takes field trips and sponsors the Christmas Bird Count. Gardeners on the Go, a local gardening group, is co-sponsoring this program.

Gardeners on the Go members are interested in helping newbies and can provide a wealth of help and hand-holding. Membership is open, with a nominal yearly charge to cover speaker expenses. For more information on the presentation, call 970-328-6961.