One of the most common calls we get at SFVAS sounds like this: “They’re trimming the trees in my yard, and the man just brought me a baby bird that fell to the ground.” Or a nest with broken eggs, earlier in the season. Or a combination of everything that a sudden tsunami of noise and disruption can cause.
Of course, no one intends to disturb or molest nesting birds, but we are so accustomed to trimming our trees to conform with the look we want for our gardens, and too often don’t think about the time of year and what may be going on in them. Also, tree trimmers have to make a living and schedule their work year-round, accordingly.
Come to our meeting and hear Gillian Martin, Director of the Cavity Conservation Initiative, a non-profit established to protect habitat for cavity-nesting birds. She is also the cofounder and leader of the Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Project, a state-wide partnership between wildlife advocates and the tree-care industry who goal is to reduce impact on wildlife where possible.
Directions: Meetings are held at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, 91356 at the Southwest corner of Oxnard and Etiwanda (1/4 mile east of Reseda Blvd.) If you use navigation on your car, computer or phone, enter the address — 118312 Oxnard — not the description of the location (“San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center”). It is recommended you enter the parking area in the rear from the alley off Etiwanda – go left into the parking area. Please never park near the roll-up doors of the businesses behind the Center.