Monthly Educational Talks

All talks are held at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Medford, OR unless otherwise specified. As space is very limited, please come in or call to reserve your seat, 541-772-2107


Wednesday, May 27th 4-5pm

"How to Build a Pollinator Garden to Protect Nature's Greatest Emissaries"

presented by Gerlinde Smith  

Gerlinde will discuss the importance of pollinators to our food system.  She will review how to create or convert an existing garden to a chemical free pollinator garden which supplies nectar and pollen to these vital insects. The talk will include choosing the best plants for a wide spectrum of pollinator species and a long blooming season, along with incorporating native plants, providing nesting habitats and water stations.

Gerlinde currently lives in Talent,OR and had the 1st certified pollinator garden in town. She has been instrumental in making Talent, OR the second certified Bee City USA affiliate in the nation.

Reserve your seat today, limited to 10 participants.


 Wednesday, June 24th  4 - 5 pm

"Build a Bird Friendly Yard",  presented by Patrice Hanlon

Join Patrice for advice on creating a bird friendly habitat in your yard.  Large or small, by selecting the right plants, any garden has the potential to become a habitat for our local birds.  Patrice will introduce you to a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that create the habitat you need, while emphasizing native plants and their unique benefits.

Patrice Hanlon, horticultural consultant and educator has been immersed in plants and the healing benefits of nature since she was a child gardening with her parents and exploring the creeks and woods of Pennsylvania.  She has designed and maintained public gardens with an emphasis on native plants and habitat gardening. She has written articles on nature and gardening, as well as created garden curriculum and interpretive walks for all ages.  Patrice is the newest member of our Wild Birds Unlimited team bringing a wealth of information to our area.   Come meet Patrice!




    Calling all “bird nerds”!  Join us for a monthly get together to talk about birds!  We’ll drink some Bird Friendly® coffee or tea, join with fellow birders, and “chat”. We’ll start with a discussion of a current event from Cornell Lab of Ornithology or perhaps a good book we’ve just completed and then go in depth and really learn about a particular species of bird…How to identify it; What particular habits does it have?; What is its song?; Where and what does it eat?; In what habitat can you find it?
 No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds!