Family Birding and Nesting Box Building Class
Learn how to identify local birds and then make a nesting box to take home at a fun family class at Pepperwood Preserve on Saturday, March, 10, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Register online at Brown Paper Tickets and search for “Pepperwood”.
Each family will receive materials to construct one box as well as information about placing the box on their property. Participants will also explore Pepperwood to see birds and learn to care for existing bird boxes. Instructor for the class is Peter Leveque, highly respected naturalist and retired professor of Biology at Santa Rosa Junior College where he taught for 35 years. Peter is an active member of Madrone Aubudon Society through which he has built hundreds of nesting boxes.
Pepperwood is an ecological institute dedicated to educating, engaging, and inspiring its community through land preservation, science-based conservation, leading edge research, and multidisciplinary educational programs. Dedicated to the protection of the region’s rich biodiversity represented within its 3,200-acre Preserve, Pepperwood provides unique open-space access to nature lovers, volunteers, students and scientists from the Bay Area and beyond. The Preserve is located at 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road approximately midway between the towns of Santa Rosa and Calistoga, and adjacent to Safari West. To find out more information about Pepperwood Preserve and its programs as well as directions, visit http://www.pepperwoodpreserve.org.
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