Birds & Bees Educational Series


Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, April 22nd
10:00 – 12:00

On this special Earth Day presentation, please join us April 22nd at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor center at 10:00 am for a talk and a walk. Max Abrahamsen will be giving a fascinating talk on being a docent in the Botanical Garden and Eric Nelson will be leading an informative walk though the wildlife refuge focusing on wetland plants and restoration. What a wonderful way to spend Earth day. Coffee and refreshments provided.

This Series is made possible through a grant by the McLean Foundation. The Humboldt Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge to present monthly educational programs titled “The Birds and Bees Educational Series” focusing on plants, animals and insects of the North Coast Region.

About Our Speaker

Max Abrahamsen is a former Executive Director of the Humboldt Botanical Garden. He currently serves in an advisory capacity working with the HBG board of directors. He is in the process of creating a docent program for the gardens.

Eric Nelson has been the Refuge Manager at Humboldt Bay NWR since 2002. Prior to that he worked at refuges in CA, OR, WA, WY, and AK. He received his MS in Wildlife Management from HSU and has been studying and working in conservation around Humboldt Bay since the 1980’s. Eric has a good knowledge of the resources, issues, and history of the south bay area in particular.

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