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Gardening for Hummingbirds Discover Nature Program at Hilltop Arboretum, Baton Rouge
May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gardening for Hummingbirds
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30-8:00 PM
Featuring Jane Patterson
Imo Brown Complex in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium, Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
Most of us are fascinated by hummingbirds. Although they are tiny, these birds are among the most feisty and resilient creatures in the natural kingdom. This presentation will offer information about their natural history and life cycle. Jane will focus on our local hummingbird, the ruby-throated hummer that breeds in this area. She also will talk about other hummingbirds that show up for us in the fall and winter! Jane will present about what you can do to attract hummingbirds to your garden. In particular, she will showcase plants that they love.
For members of Hilltop and LMNGBR, registration is $10, $15 for non-members. Discover Nature programs are free for Members Magnolia Level ($250) and above. For more information about this event or how to become a member, contact Hilltop at 225-767-6916, visit www.lsu.edu/hilltop, or email email@example.com.
Jane Patterson is the current President of Baton Rouge Audubon Society, as well as the Education Chair. She started birding in 2005, and has gotten into it in a big way, especially from the educational perspective. Jane started a bird club for kids in Baton Rouge (KidsWhoBird), and teaches beginning birder classes through the LSU Continuing Ed systems, as well as at Hilltop Arboretum. She was honored at the National Audubon Society’s national conference in July 2014, with the Dutcher Award for outstanding service by an Audubon Chapter leader for her efforts in bird-related education. Prior to becoming a birder, gardening was one of Jane’s primary hobbies, so combining birding and gardening is one of her passions. She has also gotten into bird photography; what better subjects than all our beautiful birds? Jane retired from her career in state government in 2017 as the Director of Telecommunications where she was responsible for overseeing internet and phone services for the Louisiana state government.