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Valerie Kehoe
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
vkehoe@illinois.edu

Gemini Bhalsod
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175
gbhalsod@illinois.edu

Susan Gasper
Extension Educator, S.T.E.M.
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
smgasper@illinois.edu

Nancy Kreith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
kreith@illinois.edu

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Bird Gardening

  • Audubon Society: Guide to North American Birds
    A comprehensive guide to birds of North America

  • Bird Gardening Basics
    Birds are beneficial in our gardens. They add color, liveliness, movement and music to the garden. Birds provide a natural form of pest control by eating huge quantities of insects. areas.

  • How to Make Your Yard Bird Friendly
    Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

  • Landscaping for Wildlife - Birds PDF
    Tips for Bringing Wildlife (birds) into Your Backyard

  • Native Plants for Birds
    Bring birds to your home today by growing native plants. With Audubon's Native Plant Database, you can find the best plants for the birds in your area. Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment.