Attracting winter birds to your garden

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Garden Club presents Marilyn and Keith Davis of Red Cliffs Audubon who will present a program on landscaping to attract birds in winter. The program is scheduled for November 19, 1 p.m. at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Dr., St George and will include information about identifying our common, rare and any new species in southern Utah, bird feeders, bird songs, how your landscapes and gardens can attract birds, and the role of raptors keeping bird life healthy.

All attendees will also take home a pinecone birdfeeder they have created. Materials will be supplied by the Dixie Garden Club.

Marilyn and Keith Davis love being in St. George because of the wonderful outdoor opportunities available most of the 365 days each year. Their desire is to teach others to enjoy being outdoors and to get acquainted with some of the 375 bird species who either pass through or live in southern Utah. They have been active in the Red Cliffs Audubon, Winter Bird Festival, Annual Christmas Bird Counts, teaching school classes for kids, ICL classes at Dixie State University for adults, and writing a weekly column “Artists and Birds” in the Senior Sampler Newspaper.

The Dixie Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month from September – June at 1 p.m. Members have the opportunity to hear speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics, take part in local field trips, share knowledge, plantings, seeds, etc. All meetings are open to the public, free of charge. Those with an interest in horticulture are welcome and encouraged to attend. FMI contact club president Rhonda Bowcut at 674-2293 or publicity chair Marcia Burchstead at 275-7818 or mburchstead@centurylink.net.

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