Date & Time
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presentation will be via Zoom.
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Presented by Scot Pipkin
Plants are the foundation of most ecosystems on earth. If we want to create rich, diverse, and resilient habitats in our yards and communities, we have to start with the appropriate plants. In this program, we will explore the importance of native plants to our local birds as sources of food, roosting, nesting, and more. We’ll take a closer look at your habitat goals and identify specific California native plants that can help you maintain bird-friendly habitat year-round.
Scot Pipkin is Director of Education and Engagement at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Born and raised in San Diego, he received a degree in Geography with an emphasis in biogeography from UCLA. He has spent his career acquiring and sharing an understanding of the natural world that emphasizes the interconnections that surround us. These efforts have allowed him to work in some of the most beautiful and ecologically rich places in the Southwest, including Yosemite, the redwoods of the San Mateo Coast, Tejon Ranch, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. Along the way, he received a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and spent countless hours identifying plants/birds/butterflies and anything else that has come his way.
Our monthly programs are going virtual! As in past years, our programs resume in the fall, but this time we will be gathering via Zoom. As each date approaches, look for an email—or on our website or social media—for a connection link. Are you new to Zoom? Please don’t let that deter you from joining us. Programs chair Teresa Fanucchi can help you get started.