Saturday, May 1, 2021
Enhancing Bird Habitat in your Yard with Dave Zumeta
Hosted by Daniel Schultz with the Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project
Do you know how many different kinds of birds occur in the Mississippi River Gorge area of Minneapolis every year? Most of us don’t, but Dave Zumeta does. He is a well known Birder, and for over 30 years has been documenting the diverse array of birds that come through the Gorge, part of a major bird migratory route along the Mississippi.
Like most wildlife these days, bird populations are shrinking along with their last remaining wild areas. You can play a pivotal role by planting and landscaping your yard to help birds. This could even attract one of the many unique, beautiful, and fascinating birds of the River Gorge to your own backyard.
Dave Zumeta has been gardening in his yard near Seven Oaks Park for the past 30+ years. His interests include native perennials, trees, and shrubs, with particular focus on enhancing bird habitat. Dave worked for Minnesota DNR for 34 years, mainly in forestry. Dave earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies, with a focus on bird population ecology, an M.S. in Forestry, and a PhD in Forest Policy. He is also a Garden for Wildlife Mentor with the Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project.
Meeting ID: 894 2337 9053
Hosted by the Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project (www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com)
Greater Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN 55406