Odyssey: Two in the Bush: Creating Bird Habitats in Our Yards and Gardens

Lectures and field study Habitat loss is a major problem for many birds, and our backyards are becoming increasingly important landscapes that can help certain species survive. This course will explore many of the fascinating behaviors and displays of our common backyard birds. It will also focus on specific strategies for attracting different families of birds, such as woodpeckers, thrushes, wrens, hummingbirds, warblers, and more. Whether an urban or suburban dweller, you will learn about everything from bird feeders and nest boxes to native plants and insects. A field trip to Irvine Nature Center in search of resident and migrant birds will also help you hone your identification skills.

914.586.01 3 sessions: $99 Lectures: Tuesdays, Sept. 19 & 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Homewood campus) Field study: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Irvine Nature Center, rain or shine)

JHU full-time faculty/staff and spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.