JAS Public Program Meeting
Monday, May 20 7:30 p.m.
Landscaping for Hummingbirds
(Please note the May meeting date is moved up because of Memorial Day to the third Monday of the month, the 20th.)
Hummingbird feeding and watching has exploded in popularity over the past 15 years. Putting up hummingbird feeders is the first step in attracting hummers to your yard; but what you plant can make the difference between your garden attracting hummingbirds and other species or being passed by. Our May 20th speaker, Chuck Otte, one of the authors of Birds of Kansas, will discuss the best plants and other factors that will make your yard more hummingbird, and bird, friendly.
Chuck Otte is one of the most active birders in Kansas, reporting his sightings regularly to the Kansas Birding List Serve. He grew up on a family farm in York County, Nebraska and has his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska. Chuck is Director of Extension Services for Geary County and has the sole programming responsibility for agriculture, horticulture and natural resources. He is a past president of the Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS), served as editor of the KOS newsletter, The Horned Lark, for more than twelve years, and has served as Chair of the Kansas Nongame Advisory Council, an advisory group to the Secretary of the KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Join us for this program and jump start your plans for summer’s winged garden pleasures. Chuck plans to bring some copies of Birds of Kansas to sell and sign.— Joyce Wolf