Planting for Birds & Butterflies
Most of us have a yard that is dominated by a close-cropped lawn, which we spend a lot of time and energy to maintain. This program will encourage you to think of your lawn as a blank canvas upon which you can paint (i.e., plant) a masterpiece of habitat that is both beautiful and supportive of a wide diversity of birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects and wildlife. You will learn strategies for decreasing the time (and money) you spend mowing and leaf-blowing and increasing your time spent watching and enjoying beautiful birds and butterflies.
Rate: $5 flat fee
Parking at the National Aviary is always available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Visitors may access the National Aviary entrance on Arch Street using the guided walkway through the Allegheny Commons Park. This accessible walkway starts at the National Aviary parking lot and runs parallel to the driveway.