Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Beechwood Lecture Series: Birds in a RI Yard & Their Favorite Native Plants

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

- Free

Rhufus HummingbirdAs of March 8, this program is full. If you have not already contacted Betsey Anderson at Beechwood about attending, then you will not be able to attend.

Join bird enthusiast Geoff Dennis to consider our common and uncommon birds. Geoff has observed over 180 species including Rhode Island’s first Rufous hummingbird in his own backyard in 1995.  He also discovered New England’s first Virginia’s Warbler in Maine. His wonderful photos of birds began as a hobby documenting his sightings and eventually he found himself taking pictures for manufacturers of bird feeders.

Geoff’s work has been used by The Nature Conservancy of RI, Audubon Society of RI, US Fish and Wildlife, and Cornell’s online Birds of North America. He also has donated his work to other organizations, including the Lloyd Center in Dartmouth, MA and the Kennebunk Land Trust in Maine. See his work. Geoff lives in Little Compton with his wife, Emily. By trade, he is a commercial fisherman.

The Beechwood Lecture Series is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardeners Association and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.

If interested in attending, please contact Betsey Anderson, Volunteer/Program Coordinator, Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at banderson@northkingstown.org or 401-294-3331, Ext. 404.

Upcoming lectures in this series

5/17/16  Wild Mushroom Hunting & Cooking, Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, Southern New England Mushroom Hunting

7/19/16  Insects in the Garden: Friend, Foe, or Escargot?, Pam Gilpin, Gardener

9/20/16  Sustainable Farming and Pollinator Habitats, Cassius and Dawn Spears, Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative

11/15/16  What’s New in the Nursery World, Warren Leach, Tranquil Lake Nursery


March 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,


Beechwood Center
44 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852 United States
+ Google Map