Virtual Programs

Attracting Hummingbirds Using Plants

Wednesday, September 22, 6:30pm
Zoom Presentation and Online Plant Sale
Members $15/Non-Members $20

Featuring Jane Patterson

Most of us are fascinated by hummingbirds. Although they are tiny, these birds are among the most feisty and resilient creatures in the natural kingdom. This presentation will offer information about their natural history and life cycle. Jane will focus on our local hummingbird, the ruby-throated hummer that breeds in this area. She also will talk about other hummingbirds that show up for us in the fall and winter! 

Jane will present about what you can do to attract hummingbirds to your garden. In particular, she will showcase plants that they love, many of which will be offered by the LSU Hilltop Arboretum for sale online during this special event, just in time for the peak of fall migration! The plants you can purchase will be available for pick-up at Hilltop in mid-September when they arrive from the nursery. The evening of the presentation, you will be sent a list of all plants available for purchase to review as you watch Jane’s presentation, as well as a link to purchase them at Hilltop’s online store the day after the program. The Zoom Presentation will be recorded and posted on YouTube if you are unable to watch the live presentation. You will be emailed a link to watch the presentation at your leisure as many times as you would like the morning after the presentation, as well as the link to the online store to purchase plants.

Jane Patterson holding a hummingbird, photo by Amy ShuttJane Patterson is the current President of Baton Rouge Audubon Society, as well as the Education Chair. She started birding in 2005, and has gotten into it in a big way, especially from the educational perspective. Jane started a bird club for kids in Baton Rouge (KidsWhoBird), and also teaches beginning birder classes through the LSU Continuing Ed systems, as well as at Hilltop Arboretum. She was honored at the National Audubon Society’s national conference in July 2014, with the Dutcher Award for outstanding service by an Audubon Chapter leader for her efforts in bird-related education. Prior to becoming a birder, gardening was one of Jane's primary hobbies, so combining birding and gardening is one of her passions. She has also gotten into bird photography; what better subjects than all of our beautiful birds? Jane retired from her career in state government in 2017 as the Director of Telecommunications where she was responsible for overseeing internet and phone services for the Louisiana state government.




  Photo by Amy Shutt

Program Basics

Wednesday, September 22, 6:30pm
Zoom Presentation & Online Plant Sale

Pre-Registration Required
Members $15/Non-Members $20

REGISTRATION FOR Attracting Hummingbirds Using Plants

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