Feb 4th, 2011

Follow the Bird Trail from the Library at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

When I think of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Lora M. Robins Library, I think of a great resource for books (both children’s and adults); I think of a dedicated volunteer staff of over 20 volunteers; I think of our warm and cozy reading room and fire place; and I think of our Hort Helpline, staffed by our very helpful librarian, Janet Woody, who seems to always be able to find the answer to any question — especially when it comes to identifying plants! But starting this week, I now have one more wonderful thing to think about: the Library recently started a  series of events called Outdoor Inside, at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  Best of all, this event is free for members and free with Garden admission.

bird trail brochureFebruary’s Outdoors Inside,  Follow the Bird Trail is Thursday, February 17 at 2 p.m. and will feature selections of the video Attracting Birds to Your Backyard with Roger Tory Peterson.  After discussing ways to make yards more appealing to wildlife (weather permitting) we’ll follow the Garden’s  Bird Trail  (you did know we have a bird trail, right!?!) and see what birds are enjoying the food, cover, water and nesting sites provided on the trail.

Librarian Janet Woody and volunteer Betsy Slade are the leaders for the day. Call the Library at 262-9887 x332 with questions.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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