Create a Bird-Friendly Yard / Tod Winston / 3-4pm

Plant It and They Will Come: Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard

“Plant it and they will come” is the new mantra for those wishing to attract birdlife to their yards and gardens—the “it” being native plants, which have co-evolved for millions of years with our native birds. 

Join Audubon’s former Plants for Birds program manager Tod Winston for a fun and bird-song-filled exploration of the deep connections between native plants and birds. Learn why native plants are so important and how you can create a bird-friendly, bird-filled habitat in your own yard. 

Along the way, we'll also explore online native plant resources such as Audubon's Plants for Birds program and native plants database. By making the right planting choices, you can be part of the growing movement to reclaim the American landscape for birds and other wildlife imperiled by habitat loss and climate change.