Backyards for Birds Workshop

Your Conservation Committee is pleased to announce that Northern Arizona Audubon is going to participate in Keep Sedona Beautiful’s annual Native Plant Workshop. This workshop has been a longstanding tradition in the Verde Valley and has a goal of encouraging the use of native plants in residential landscaping. This year the workshop is being held at the Verde Valley School in the Village of Oak Creek on Saturday, April 6.

In past years, Dena Greenwood had frequently made this presentation and Audubon is proud to follow in her footsteps. This year, Amy Zimmermann, our Conservation Chair, will discuss how you can make your own backyard friendly to our feathered friends.

Amy Zimmermann

Focusing on native plants, Amy’s Backyards for Birds presentation will show you which plants will attract our local birds by providing food and shelter. It is easy and inexpensive to make areas on your own property attractive to birds. Not only will you be helping preserve area birds but you will have the pleasure of seeing them up close as they live their private lives in your yard.

The workshop is a fun day and is filled with lots of exciting activities. Other presentations include gardening for butterflies, how local plants can be used as medicine and gardening food vegetables. A field trip where participants will learn how to identify our native species will also be part of the program.

Along with Jay’s Bird Barn, one of our Business for Birds partners, we will join other organizations and have a booth so that we can promote Audubon to the attendees. If you are interested in helping out, please email Brent Bitz at

For further information, please go to the following Keep Sedona Beautiful web page