“My Birdseed Brings all the Birds to the Yard” – Attracting Native Birds on Cape Cod
Ever wonder what it takes to attract some of your favorite backyard birds? Join Stephanie Ellis at the West Dennis Free Public Library on Friday afternoon, June 21st, from 1:00 – 2:15 pm for this special presentation. Stephanie is the Executive Director of Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife hospital located in Eastham, dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife on Cape Cod. From native plants, to nest boxes, to birdseed, Stephanie will provide info for attracting a variety of species of birds to your yard throughout the year. She’ll also cover “what to do” if you find a baby bird, or if a bird strikes your window, and will provide tips on how we can all better co-exist with our feathered neighbors. Stephanie will also bring special guest, “Nickerson” Wild Care’s educational Eastern Screech Owl.
Stephanie has been working with wildlife for nearly a decade on both coasts, and holds a special affinity for birds. She was the Animal Care Coordinator of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose, and as the Interim Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. She has been at the helm of Wild Care’s wildlife rehabilitation work since 2016. She is most comfortable in her homeland of Cape Cod. In her free time, she can be found dancing, enjoying sunsets, and nature.
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