A class by Tony Croasdale, Avid Birder; Supervisor, Wissahickon Environmental Center, Philadelphia Parks and Rec. Presented by the Morris Arboretum & Gardens.
Birding is one of America’s favorite hobbies, and what could be better than watching birds actively foraging in your own backyard? This class will teach you how to turn your backyard into a desirable habitat for songbirds by discussing which plants to grow for food and shelter, how to arrange them effectively, and other gardening practices friendly to avians. It’s truly amazing how even a few changes can greatly increase your landscape’s attractiveness to both resident and migrating birds!
Tony Croasdale, MS is passionate about urban ecology; focusing on land use that supports native wildlife populations while facilitating recreational nature observation. He works for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation as the supervisor of Wissahickon Environmental Center. He is an adjunct instructor of Plant Ecology for Temple University and the co-host of the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Tony has a BS in Horticulture from Temple University and a MS in Biology from St Joseph’s University. Tony is an avid birder and has performed field research in Peru, Brazil, Alaska, Arctic Canada, and throughout the Mid Atlantic. Tony lives with his wife and daughter in Upper Roxborough where he has planted most of his yard with native plants.