"BRINGING NATURE HOME” to SAVE THE BIRDS
At the Dance Palace THIS SATURDAY, October 8, at 7 p.m:
A presentation by an ornithologist whose passion is to combat the decline in migratory bird species by teaching each of us what we can do to make our own back yards and communities more friendly to indigenous insects and hence to birds. While it is hard to imagine anywhere more bird-friendly than West Marin already is, even here many species are in decline. Kay Charter presents a vision of how the entire 78% of our country that is privately owned can become a kind of crowd-sourced “Homegrown National Park” that better supports the whole web of life- insects especially- on which birds depend. (Some of you may already be familiar with the work of Doug Tallamy, Kay's entomologist collaborator, who has been heard repeatedly lately on KWMR, KPFA and NPR.) (Some of you may also know John Timothy, one of the original crew who founded the Dance Palace fifty years ago, and who has organized Kay's Bay Area speaking tour.) Kay is reportedly herself a “force of nature.” All of us out here who love birds will find her mission fascinating and inspiring, and learn something new about one of those rare opportunities we have to personally make a significant difference in the quality of the environment.
The presentation is free and open to everyone. While it would be great if you can register online at www.bringingnaturehomeca.org, you can also just show up.