Planting for Birds

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Since 1970 we have lost half the birds in the world, with habitat destruction listed as the number one cause of declining populations by far. Although we fight to preserve habitat as a group by educating and working with our governing bodies, we often fail to take a hard look at our own properties. As property owners and lovers of wildlife, changing the habitats on our own property is critical for the survival of many birds. Understanding some of the complex life-cycles helps us to not only pick plants for birds but how to maintain our yards for the best overall ecological balance we so desperately need to keep bird populations from decline. Come learn what, why and how to plant for birds and other wildlife. We can make a big difference if we band together.

About Our Speaker

Cindy Nuss is an Ecological Landscape Designer, Coach, Consultant and Educator for Nature’s Way Designs, LLC. She has a B.S. in Microbiology from The Pennsylvania State University as well as an M.S. in Biology from Villanova University. After 35 years working as a research biologist, mainly in industry,

Cindy retired to pursue her passion for environmental education and ecological gardening. She went on to receive a certification in Horticulture from the Barnes Foundation and in Ecological Gardening from the Mt Cuba Center. She is also certified in Conservation Design by Keystone Conservation and in Permaculture by the Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild. After finishing her studies, Cindy started the Bird Town program in Upper Dublin Township for Audubon PA to educate the public about the importance of planting native plants to preserve and restore habitat. She has also served on the board of directors of Wyncote Audubon and The Mid-Atlantic Native and Threated Insect Zoo (MANTIZ).