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Learn how to attract birds during winter at Elgin museum lecture

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  • Learn how to attract songbirds to your backyard during a presentation Nov. 30 at the Elgin Public Museum.

      Learn how to attract songbirds to your backyard during a presentation Nov. 30 at the Elgin Public Museum.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer


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Learn how to make the "Ultimate Winter Bird Feeding Station" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd. in Lords Park on Elgin's east side.

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Jim and Carol McGrath from Nature Discovery are returning to present the program, "Making the Ultimate Winter Bird Feeding Station for Maximum Birds and Enjoyment." Their last program was "Finding and Rearing Giant Silk Moths."

Most people enjoy seeing a variety of birds constantly coming and going right outside their kitchen windows. During the winter, birds seek food, water and shelter.

Learn the preferences and behaviors of familiar year-round residents as well as a host of songbirds from the far north that would like to adopt your yard as their winter getaway.

Through an engaging PowerPoint presentation, the McGraths will discuss all aspects of attracting winter birds. You'll learn all the tricks and you may even get a jump on purchasing the seed you need.

Ziegler's Ace Hardware has donated four $10 gift certificates and all attendees will have a chance to win one in a drawing.

Seating will be limited, so advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. The cost is $7, $5 for museum members.

To make reservations and purchase tickets, call (847) 741-6655 or visit and use PayPal. Reservations are required.

With more than 40 species of Michigan snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and salamanders, Nature Discovery, a home-based nature center located on six acres north of Williamston, Mich., is home to the largest collection of live reptiles and amphibians in the state. For details on Nature Discovery, visit

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