by Buz Sawyer, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are well into the 2014 nesting season and have seen a lot of activity so far. The season began a little late this year with many Carolina chickadee nests and way too many house sparrow nests. Happily, we saw our first bluebird nest in mid-May. The […]
Tag Archive 'Birds in the Garden'
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The 2013 Dominion GardenFest of Lights holiday decor extravaganza at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features a 2-story (20-foot) “birds-and-bees”-themed densely decorated Holiday Tree in the North Wing of the Conservatory. The images featured here have been altered with basic Adobe Photoshop CS4 […]
by Katelyn Coyle, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights incorporated a new tradition for Wednesday nights, Crafty Wednesdays! As an educator in the Children’s Garden, I was definitely excited to bring a few of the Children’s Garden’s favorite crafts to GardenFest visitors and families. We kicked off last […]
Posted in Birds in the Garden, Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Sep 14th, 2013
Text & Photo by Elizabeth Sonifrank, Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Look what we found in the Community Kitchen Garden tomato plants: A house finch nest!
by Buz Sawyer, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have read my last post about the Lewis Ginter Bluebird Trail where I mentioned that we had 7 out of 14 nest boxes occupied by chickadees and only one box with hopeful signs of bluebird activity. In the last month there has been quite a lot […]
by Buz Sawyer, volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Since my last post, Linda Chaney and I have started our monitoring of the Lewis Ginter Bluebird Trail in earnest. If you should happen to see one of our boxes you will notice a label on the front. These have been added so each box can be referred […]
Posted in Education on Feb 26th, 2013
by Buz Sawyer, volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When you visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden you are probably here to see what is in bloom or see one the many exhibits. I’ll bet that seeing bluebirds is low on your priority list. So you might be surprised to learn that we have a Bluebird Trail […]
by Albert Brian Vick, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator The previous post on poppies promoted the value of color. This post proves the value of camouflage. Kildeer birds have been building nests at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The first nest we saw was in the middle of a gravel parking lot, […]
by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, spring break family vacations were often built around road trips that my parents planned to places none of us had seen before. A road trip was literally the experience of seeing new territory from the back seat of a diesel […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 17th, 2012
by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying. It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally. A designated player releases a bundle of […]