Workshop: Making Birch Birdhouses
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AKST)
Join ABG for a hands-on workshop learning how to use birch logs to make chickadee and nuthatch birdhouses! Mike Monterusso and Will Criner will lead you through the process! Research shows that birds prefer round, natural-looking birdhouses over traditional square ones. You'll learn about the logic behind the design of each feature, and see how the various parts are assembled to make the finished product. You'll also learn how to hang the birdhouse and how to perform yearly maintenance to attract birds year after year.
You can purchase a birdhouse materials kit that includes all supplies to make your own birdhouse at home. Completed birdhouses are also available at the ABG gift shop for $80.
*This workshop will take place at Bell's Nursery on Specking Avenue.*
When & Where
Alaska Botanical Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research
The Garden is located in Anchorage, Alaska, just South of Tudor Road at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, adjacent to Far North Bicentennial Park. Bordering the Garden to the East is the north fork of Campbell Creek. Chugach State Park is nearby.
About the Garden
The Garden is comprised of 110 acres of Boreal Forest, with nature trails connecting the Gardens and points of interest.
With over 1,100 species of hardy perennials, and 150 native plant species, the Alaska Botanical Garden is a great place to experience the abundance of the summer sub-arctic growing season and to learn about flora native to Southcentral Alaska.
From May through September you will find flowering plants and shrubs in two perennial gardens, a formal herb garden, an alpine rock garden, and a wildflower walk. A new "East" Garden hosts a Gold Medal Peony collection.