Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Gardening and Baby Bird Classes At Center For Urban Horticulture This Week

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is having two interesting classes this week:

The first  a free class called "Bird Babies" on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm and the cost is $15.

The information says:

June is baby month in the Union Bay Natural Area (aka Montlake Fill), and it isn't the stork that brings us bundles of joy. It's Ospreys, Bald Eagles, sparrows, waterfowl, wrens, and a host of other avian species. Come hear master birder and author Connie Sidles tell you about how birds raise their young from egg to adult. Connie's one-hour talk will conclude with a walk out to see the Osprey nest pole on the Loop Trail at the Fill. It's an easy, mostly flat walk of about 1/4 mile. Wear appropriate walking shoes, bring binoculars if you have them, and be prepared to be wowed by the abundance of nascent life in the wilds of our city.

The second class is Gardening with the Seasons: Summer on Wednesday from 7-8:30 and the cost is $20.

The information says:
Summer brings an abundance of growth and blooms...and sometimes garden problems.  Managing weeds and irrigation are prime targets for attention at this time of year.  Time saving tips for pro-active garden care will help gardeners have more time to enjoy their gardens.  Key topics will include care of seasonal containers, watering practices, potential weed and pest problems to be aware of, and specialized pruning practices for the season.

Register online, or by phone (206-685-8033)

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