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Event: SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, May 16, 2023


Program: Attracting Birds to Your Yard with Native Plants, by Patricia Simpson.

Patricia is a Vegetation Technician at Cabrillo National Monument where she runs the native nursery. She specializes in habitat restoration, which includes plant identification, seed collection and storage, and plant propagation, installation, and maintenance. Patricia is also passionate about San Diego’s terrestrial invertebrates and leads a group of volunteers for a citizen science project which aims to catalogue native bees and flowering plants in various sections of the park from March to September (study supervised by Keng-Lou James Hung). Prior to working at Cabrillo National Monument, she worked and volunteered with Project Wildlife, where she specialized in pre-release rehabilitation of insectivorous birds (and other specialty birds) and squirrels for 9 years.