Cultivating Bird Conservation at Home: Simple Actions for Every Season
Several recent headlines have revealed alarming declines in bird species around the globe—but what can we do to help? The green spaces in our yards and gardens can provide one solution to restore wildlife habitat in human-dominated landscapes. In this keynote, Dr. Desiree L. Narango will speak about the state of bird populations in the US, mechanisms contributing to declines, and conservation actions you can take at home to help bring them back. Specifically, her talk will focus on the evolutionary relationships between plants, insects, and birds and highlight recent research on simple actions that are essential components of ‘bird-friendly’ gardening practices across the year.