Talk on bird-friendly landscapes in Nevada City |

Talk on bird-friendly landscapes in Nevada City

Nancy and Ames Gilbert will give a slide-based talk focusing on attracting and supporting wild birds in home gardens. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Sponsored by the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, the presentation will include descriptions of the varied habitats and essential elements that create benefits for the wide variety of wild birds native to our Sierra foothill region. Photographs will illustrate information on bird species, behaviors and habitat requirements. Special attention will be paid to the top California native plants for creating bird-friendly landscapes.

“Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes” is the result of a team effort by Nancy and Ames Gilbert. Nancy has an M.S. in Science Education and has worked as a naturalist, environmental educator, landscape designer and project manager. She is co-owner of Far West Bulb Farm, a local grower of California native bulbs. Her favorite pastimes include habitat gardening and photographing wildlife and native flora.

Ames has worked extensively as a technical writer and illustrator, and is co-owner of Far West Bulb Farm. He provided many of the graphics for the Redbud chapter’s book, “Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer counties, CA.” He is an avid amateur photographer, specializing in 3D macros of flowers and insects. For more information, visit

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