Date(s) - Mon Mar 15, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For the Birds: Fostering Backyard Habitats to Attract Birds
Live virtual presentation by Curtis Dykstra, Park Naturalist, Ottawa County Parks
This program aims to motivate the audience to maximize their yard’s potential as bird habitat by going beyond seeds in the feeder. How can we create an intentional habitat structure in our own gardens that will benefit/attract birds for viewing and to benefit the bird’s own needs? What unique birds could your yard attract depending on your location and habitat?
Additionally, Curtis will describe the motivation behind and implementation of Hemlock Crossing’s Bird Watching Room and what opportunities Ottawa County Parks has for you to learn and enjoy birds even more!
Bio: Curtis Dykstra graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa with a degree in Environmental Studies in 1999. Since then, his experience as an educator and naturalist includes being a teacher, State Park Ranger in eastern North Carolina, and Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at Camp Roger in Rockford, MI. Since 2013, Curtis has served as a Parks Naturalist for Ottawa County. He is an avid birder and delights in sharing this passion with others.