BIRD-FRIENDLY GARDEN TOUR 2020
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 2020 from 9 AM until 3 PM – Oak Park, Agoura Hills & Thousand Oaks
SUNDAY, APRIL 19th, 2020 from 9 AM until 3 PM – Simi Valley, Moorpark & Camarillo
The Conejo Valley Audubon Society in partnership with the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology will be hosting this tour. Our tour will feature residential yards and a native plant nursery. These gardens provide habitat for our native birds, demonstrate the use of drought tolerant native and non-native plants.
We invite you to visit the gardens in the order of your choice. The tour is free of charge.
Each guest will receive the following documents electronically:
- Garden addresses (including any special circumstances a property may have such as bees or horses on site, limited parking, etc.)
- A plant list for each respective garden
- Information on native plants and local resources
- A coupon for a 20% discount coupon (for non-sale plants) at Matilija Nursery
- Membership forms for CVAS and WFVZ
We will feature SIX anchor plants on this tour. A matrix of these six plants and which birds they may attract will be included in the handout. These six anchor plants will be labeled at each site so that you may see the variety and age of the plant.
Each garden will have a bird list on display to let you know which birds have visited the garden in the past.
Each host garden will have a donation jar on site. Donations are encouraged and will support the CVAS “Lawns to Habitat Program” as well as funding for educational programs promoted by both CVAS and WFVZ. You do not need to donate at each site – one donation is plenty and greatly appreciated.
Hosts will be present to answer questions about plant species, maintenance, upkeep, irrigation, and installation. All hosts and volunteers will be wearing nametags.
- Sorry, restroom facilities will not be available.
- No dogs will be allowed in any of the gardens.
- Plant photography is encouraged.
If you are planning to attend the tour, pl ease RSVP with your first and last name, the names of guests you will be bringing, a contact e-mail and a phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN April 10th, 2020.
The tour will be limited to 300 guests, so please make your reservation soon!
You will receive an e-mail containing the tour addresses by April 15th.
Carpooling is encouraged as parking may be limited at some of the garden locations.
We hope our bird-friendly garden tour will inspire you to install a habitat of your own. To paraphrase the film Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come!” St ay tuned for news about the CVAS Lawns To Habitat restoration program this summer. If your application is approved, you can receive design assistance plus $200 of native plants in the fall. Or, if your garden is already planted you can encourage a friend to apply.