Gourd Birdhouse Workshop
by Paul Buescher and Christopher Todd Glenn
Cosponsored by the North Carolina Gourd Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
February 11, 2012 (Saturday)
1:30 PM–4:00 PM
Mary Ann Rood and Paul Buescher, members of the the North Carolina Gourd Society, will demonstrate the cleaning of dried gourds and preparing them for craft in this workshop. They'll discussion what birds live in gourd birdhouses in what environments, what birds are likely to live in your backyard, and how to make a bird family happy by placing your birdhouse at the correct height and location. Participants will make a cleaned, dried gourd into a house with a correctly sized and placed entry hole for likely residents, clean seeds and fiber from the inside, drill smaller holes to hang the birdhouse and for rain to drain out, attach a hanger for the birdhouse, and spray it with ultraviolet protective polyurethane varnish. They may use or experiment with supplies provided for decorating their finished birdhouses. Get a head start on the spring News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA!
For more information or to register for this workshop, please contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Recent Members Only Additions
by Chris Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
One new video was recorded for the Members Only section on the Arboretum's Web site in December.
Click on the image below to play the video or visit the Members Only section to for a complete listing of all videos.
Content in the Members Only section is password protected and is only available to Arboretum members. In order to access these special features, members need to know the password that was printed on the label (use all lower case letters) of the latest Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter or included below.
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