AE21 Feeding the Birds

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Thursday February 25

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM


Feeding the Birds

ONLINE* Thursday, February 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Instructors: Chris Jaquette and Simon Thompson

$25 Member | $35 Non-member


This is a crash course on all things relating to feeding birds. Learn about the different seed blends, feeders and hardware to successfully attract birds The class will cover the seed preferences of the various species in the area as well as deterrents for seed-stealing squirrels and bears. 

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Chris Jacquette is a lifelong bird feeder who has lived in Asheville since 1988. He was owner with Simon Thompson of Wild Birds Unlimited in south Asheville, which is where he learned so much about what to do and what not to do from customers. Observation is a great teacher and, after all these years, Chris is still feeding the birds more than he is the bears. 

Originally from Suffolk, England, Simon Thompson has lived in North Carolina for over 20 years. Prior to moving to the US he lived in Lebanon, Kenya, Yemen, and Ghana, where his interest in birds and natural history began.  In addition to traveling extensively in the United States, Simon spent six months in China studying the crane and bird of prey migration as a member of the British "China Crane Watch" expedition. He is on the board of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society in Asheville, NC. As owner and operator of Ventures Birding Tours, Simon has led many birding trips all over the world.  


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