Shows & Events
Great Backyard Bird Count
Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations are dynamic. They are constantly in flux, and no single scientist or team of scientists could document their complex distribution and movements. The Great Backyard Bird Count, February 12 - 15, is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds in order to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the continent and in Hawaii. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watcher to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy -- and it helps the birds. The event is a joint project of the Cornell Lab or Ornithology and Audubon. For more information, visit http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/.
Gardens, Lawns & Landscapes
Extension professionals from land-grant universities across America and Master Gardeners provide an interactive learning environment at Lawns & Landscapes. In this resource area, there is information about trees and shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, lawns, indoor plants, landscaping, garden, lawn, and landscape pests, and soils and composting. There is also information on garden myths and garden math, to help with determining fertilizer and pesticide rates.