FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

“Is Your Garden for the Birds?”

common yellowthroat exhibit

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a special lecture at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Tuesday, April 8, from
7:00-8:30 p.m., about making your garden a welcoming site for birds.

Birds can provide a unique dimension to your garden, filling it with delightful, year-round activity. Ruth Yablonsky will teach you how to attract birds in every season. Ruth is a Trailside park naturalist and Master Gardener who will discuss landscaping, plantings, bird seed, bird feeders and bird houses that will invite feathered friends to your garden. Visit Trailside’s theme gardens to see examples that work, as well as the happy birds that live there.

“If you love birds, this is a perfect way to learn how to have them enliven your yard this spring,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada.

The fee for this lecture is $5 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for those from other counties. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.