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Canton Public Library is delighted to offer this Zoom program to help you design a home habitat that invites birds. Please register to receive the Zoom link by email. Email Beth Van Ness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 860-693-5800 and give us your email.
This beautifully illustrated program explores the importance of creating welcoming
habitats for birds through thoughtful landscape choices, including native plants vital for food and
nesting sites. Learn about the benefits and joys of creating beautiful layered gardens designed for
avian – and human – habitat. A question and answer period will follow the program.
Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener, plant collector and birder for 35 years,
and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her
half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant
combinations and collections of native plants, hosta and epimedium.
Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a
Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master
Gardener, a retired horticulturist, and is a past chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design
Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is
an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows and numerous
garden clubs, horticultural societies and libraries in the Northeast.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.