Next meeting March. 6, 6:45 p.m. @ Sandy Creek Nature Center: Expert 'Birdscaping' Tips for Your Backyard

Join Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for our next meeting on March 6. Whether you have a half acre or 10, there are many things you can do to make your yard more bird-friendly, and the leader of the Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS) will present some expert tips at the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society’s next meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

GOS President Steve Holzman will present “Birdscaping Your Yard,” offering suggestions for some great flowers, vines, shrubs and trees you can add to help attract birds and protect them from hazards. The program will feature a brief discussion about how you can join Audubon’s Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program.

Holzman has proudly called himself a birder since 1986. He has degrees in zoology from Southern Illinois University and wildlife biology from the University of Georgia, and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 23 years.

He also serves as president of the Georgia Ornithological Society, whose mission is to encourage the scientific study of birds by gathering and disseminating information on Georgia bird life.

The meeting will be held in the Nature Center’s expanded Education and Visitor Center, 205 Old Commerce Road off U.S. Highway 441 north of Athens. To reach the center from the Loop 10 bypass, exit at U.S. Highway 441/Commerce Road and turn north toward Commerce. Go approximately a mile, turn left at the Sandy Creek Nature Center sign and go to the end of the road. Turn left at Old Commerce Road; parking for the Education and Visitor Center will be on the right.