The East Bank Regional Library in Metairie hosts some great programming during March that focuses on the outdoors. All are free of charge and open to the public.
“Butterflies, Birds, Bees and Bats — Beneficial Garden Wildlife,” a horticulture and wildlife seminar conducted by the LSU AgCenter, will be held at noon Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Registration is not required. The seminar will consist of four 45-minute segments.
NOON: “Beneficial Insects” with Lee Rouse, the LSU AgCenter’s Orleans County Agent
1 P.M.: “Pollinators” with Sarah Bertrand, LSU AgCenter’s Jefferson County Agent
2 P.M.: “Butterflies and Hummingbirds” with Colleen Wood, environmentalist and educator
3 P.M.: “Birds” with Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Consumer Horticulture Specialist.
Other outdoor programs
Bird Watching Class: Wendy Rihner, an educator with the local chapter of the Audubon Society, will lead a program on the basics of bird watching. She will discuss how to become a bird watcher, the types of local birds and local places to watch for birds, how to become involved in local bird watching organizations and, in general, how to be supportive of the environment of birds and other creatures. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
Boating Safety Class: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries offers a free boating class that lasts between six and eight hours. The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal and equipment requirements, many navigation rules, navigation charts, trailering, sailboats and related subjects that include canoeing, personal watercraft and more. Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card. 9 a.m. March 21.
Daylilies: Henry Bradford, a long-time member of the Daylily Society, will give a PowerPoint presentation and discuss the hybridization efforts and outcomes of the Bradford daylily gardens in Covington. He also will demonstrate the multiple forms, patterns and colors of daylilies. 9:30 a.m. March 28.
For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, visit www.jplibrary.net or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.