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COVID-19 UPDATE AND IN-STORE PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Presentations to be Offered Virtually:

The presentations below will be offered virtually via a link to an online video. They are not 'live" and can be viewed at any time in the comfort of your home. Our hope is to have each month's offerings ready by mid-month, but due to the ever changing times, they will not have firm release dates.  We will be sure to email everyone who has signed up as soon as they become available.  We hope you enjoy!


Previous Presentations:

2020-03-00 Virtual Blackbirds Presentation

Managing Blackbirds

Now Available - Please email wbubarrie(at)gmail.com to Receive Viewing Link

Anyone who has fed the birds knows what a nuisance large flocks of Blackbirds can be. These flocks usually consist of: European Starlings, Common Grackles. Brown-headed Cowbirds, and occasionally, Red-winged Blackbirds; and can deplete a feeder faster than any squirrel! Join us online as we discuss different ways to limit their access to your feeders, and to take back the enjoyment of bird feeding again (including feeding them if you wish to!). We'll also learn about these different birds so we can understand them better. This free presentation is a must hear for anyone who enjoys feeding the birds in their backyard. 


  2020-03-00 - Virtual Nesting Neighbours

Nesting Neighbours

Now Available - Please email wbubarrie(at)gmail.com to Receive Viewing Link

Nesting season is here! Our year-round resident backyard birds are actively searching for a place to raise their families. Ever wonder who prefers what, or how to attract them to nest in your yard? Join us online for our presentation about Nesting Neighbours. This presentation focuses on what bird house and nesting accessories will work best in your yard, where you should place nest boxes, what birds use nest boxes and how to provide the best nutrition for birds and their growing families. 



2020-04-00 - Virtual Mason Bees

Mason Bee Education

Now Available - Please email wbubarrie(at)gmail.com to Receive Viewing Link

Blue Orchard Mason Bees are a species commonly found in North America and can be released in your garden to successfully pollinate your flowers, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables. Mason Bee cocoons can be released when conditions are optimal, when daytime temperatures have reached about 10-13°C (50-55°F) or 10% of spring blooms are happening. Simply release them in your yard and provide your garden and neighbourhood with instant pollination and biodiversity. Female bees will return to the area they hatched to lay their eggs and having a pollen bee nest available to them will ensure the bees continue to flourish in your area.  

 


2020-04-00 - Virtual Spring Yard Prep

Preparing Your Yard for Spring/Summer

Now Available - Please email wbubarrie(at)gmail.com to Receive Viewing Link

Join us as we learn about how to best prepare your yard for the spring and summer seasons. Now is the time to create a backyard oasis for the birds and for you!  This is an exciting time of year when many of our migrants being to return, including Baltimore Orioles, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, not to mention all the babies! This presentation concentrates on how you can prepare your yard for the birds during the warm months using food, water and several other key features. This presentation is packed full of photos of local backyard birds and is a must hear for anyone who feeds the birds or would like to learn more about the birds in their area.  


2020-04-00 - Virtual Orioles Presentation

Orioles – Birds with a Sweet Tooth

Now Available - Please email wbubarrie(at)gmail.com to Receive Viewing Link

Join us as WBU Newmarket’s Kristen Martyn talks everything orioles: types of orioles, their natural history, nesting, oriole behaviours and of course how to attract orioles to your backyard! This presentation concentrates on how you can best prepare your yard to attract these nectar and fruit loving birds using food, water and several other key features. This presentation is packed full of photos of these brilliantly coloured backyard birds and is a must hear for anyone who feeds the birds or would like to learn more about the birds in their area. 

 


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