- This event has passed.
The Songbird—Tree Connection
Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch
300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!
Featured Speaker: Mitch Leachman, Executive Director, St. Louis Audubon Society
Learn about the connection between our backyard birds and native Missouri trees. From food to shelter and space to reproduce, trees and shrubs are essential to songbirds across our community. The average suburban lot may support 20-30 bird species, but a bit of careful planting with Missouri natives may create a space that supports over 100 species!
Join us for an exploration of this phenomenon and the backyard birds of St. Louis.
Mitch Leachman is also coordinator for the St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home program. He joined the Audubon network in 1997 and has been active with the St. Louis chapter since 2001.
The Songbird—Tree Connection is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.