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Garden Talk: For the Birds

Join the Virginia Bluebird Society to learn how you can turn your garden into a bird-friendly habitat, attract nesting bluebirds to your yard, and become a better bluebird landlord!

Registration required. Registration begins February 1 at 10:00 a.m. 

Get your bird houses outside- it's almost nesting season! Make sure your yard has the plants required to provide food, cover, and nesting materials for cavity nesting birds rearing their young: chickadees, titmice, swallows, wrens, and the Eastern Bluebird. Join Valerie Kenyon-Gaffney, president of the Virginia Bluebird Society, for an informative presentation about how to make your outdoor space a bird haven. You'll learn what plants provide food, cover, and nesting materials for birds, so you'll be sure to attract a pair of cavity nesting birds to your nest box! 

The Virginia Bluebird Society was created in 1996 to combat the declining numbers of Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity nesting birds. Their mission is to promote conservation efforts, create trails of bluebird nest boxes, and share their knowledge and resources. Visit their website below to read more about their history, find information about cavity nesters, or learn how you can get involved in monitoring a bluebird trail!

Visit the Virginia Bluebird Society website here:  

If you are unable to attend, please register for the Virginia Bluebirds event being held at Montclair Library on March 19 @ 11 a.m. 

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events |

TAGS: | Gardening | bluebirds |

Haymarket Gainesville Library

Phone: 703-792-8700
Fax: 703-792-8729
Branch manager
Jessica Scalph

Mon, May 29 Closed
(Closed on May 27 to 29 in observance of Memorial Day Holiday.)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 Closed

About the library

Haymarket Gainesville Library features a 24-hour book drop, 185 seat community room, four study rooms, a Quiet Study area, 21 public access computers, and a Children’s and Young Adult area. The library has a historic home, The Bushy House, on its property and also features several comfortable outdoor seating areas.

Haymarket Gainesville Library provides materials for children, young adults, and adults in print and  digital formats. In addition, the library also offers special events and programs for all ages, including English Conversation Club, book discussion groups, one-on-one appointments for technology assistance, and U.S. Passport services.

Several times a year, Haymarket Gainesville Library also hosts Absentee voting for local, state and federal elections, and is the only branch offering this special service. 


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