Backyard Bird Safari, Mike & Annette Heacox, Luciole Design Inc.
Mike and Annette Heacox of Luciole Design Inc., landscape architects based in Sacramento, return with more secrets on how to design and enjoy your ultimate bird/wildlife garden. Learn which bird species have a preferred time for taking baths in sum- mer, design and create a simple water feature for birds, attract birds year around with the right mix of low water plants, and discover through the seasons the best time of day and location to observe birds and wildlife.
The Buzz on Hummingbirds, Lisa Tell, UC Davis Hummingbird Health & Conservation Program
The UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program (HHCP) was established by a diverse group of expert researchers, networks, and organizations dedicated to studying and protecting hummingbirds worldwide. Enjoy a presentation dedicated to attracting hummingbirds to your garden, the ins and outs of the hummingbird banding program and an overview of the research being done at UC Davis.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER, David Allen Sibley, Ornithologist/Illustrator
The Sibley Guide to Birds, published in 2000, was the realization of a lifelong dream for David Allen Sibley, who began painting birds when he was seven years old and has continued painting them for over three de- cades. The Sibley Guide to Birds contains over 6,600 original illustrations by Sibley, now recognized as America’s leading ornithologist/illustrator. This exciting presentation will discusses how the The Sibley Guide to Birds was first conceived in the late 1970s, when David Sibley was only
a teenager, and how it took more than 20 years to bring it to completion. In this lecture David will talk about the long but enjoyable journey from idea to finished book.
Be sure to bring your book for a personal signature at the book signing following the presentation!
GOING BATTY, Corky Quirk, Program Director, Yolo Basin Foundation
Get an up close up view of bats and learn about the importance of inviting them to your yard or farm! With years of experience, Corky will delight you with her extensive bat knowledge!
WILD THINGS INC.
Meet our wild life ambassadors! Back by popular demand, these wild creatures have sustained injuries that keep them from surviving in the wild or individuals have tried to keep as illegal pets. The Wild Things team delights tens of thousands of school children every year with a message of conservation and appreciation for the earth’s natural wonders. Join us in welcoming these animal ambassadors and learn about each one’s special place on our earth.
HAWKS, HONKERS AND HOOTS
Director Kelli Moulden’s mission is to inspire respect for local and migratory birds through customized and entertaining educational programs. Enjoy a fantastic opportunity to see and experience hawks, owls, and water birds up close and personal. Yes, the birds are coming to visit!