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Master Gardeners to present program 'Attracting Birds to Your Garden'

Post Date:11/01/2019 4:05 PM

EWING — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will present the program “Attracting Birds to Your Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing.

The program will be a two-part presentation. Rutgers Master Gardener and longtime New Jersey birder Kathy Easton will talk about how to create a haven for birds in the home landscape by incorporating native plants and providing food, shelter and nesting sites. In addition to her volunteer activities as a Rutgers Master Gardener in Mercer County, Kathy Easton has been leading bird walks and presenting nature programs in central New Jersey for the past 20 years.

The talk will be followed by a demonstration led by Rutgers Master Gardeners on how to make DIY edible winter ornaments for birds and other wildlife at home. Attendees will leave with a small ornament to hang outside their home for the birds in addition to detailed instructions on how to re-create the ornaments demonstrated. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Contact programs@mgofmc.org to register.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing, N.J. Rutgers Master Gardeners participate in volunteer programs throughout the county, and answer home horticulture questions through the Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the Rutgers Master Gardener program, the Mercer Educational Gardens, or other Extension educational programs, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (609) 989-6830 or visit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County website at www.mgofmc.org.

Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director's Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.

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Rutgers Master Gardener and longtime New Jersey birder Kathy Easton, of Cranbury, will present the program “Attracting Birds to Your Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing. Pre-registration is recommended via email at programs@mgofmc.org.


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