Friday, April 17, 2009

Arbor Day/Earth Day

Santa Clara's annual Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration on the grounds of the Triton Museum on Friday, April 24 will feature tips on ecology from City departments and other community agencies. Again this year, the Library's Youth Services staff will be offering literature and ideas about helping the many birds that live in our parks, yards and playgrounds.

We'll also be sharing information about our programs for children, with a "sneak peek" at our Summer Reading Club plans.

Stop by our booth and learn why we need to protect the birds that share our world. You can make your outdoor living space safe and welcoming for birds. Whether you have a small balcony or a large yard, bright-colored plants will attract birds. Here are a few colorful plants that grow well in containers and provide a welcoming environment for birds: cosmos, miniature sunflowers, strawberries, and blueberries.

Visit the Celebrate Urban Birds website, which is sponsored by Cornell University, to find out how to identify and appreciate the birds that are part of our everyday lives.
posted by jtb