The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will feature Bob Shanman, who will speak on “Attracting Birds to Our Gardens” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave.
Since 1980, Shanman, a civil engineer, had been leading bird walks for the Los Angeles Audubon in the Ballona Wetlands, just north of LAX airport. When his company downsized in 1994, he changed careers and founded Wild Birds Unlimited.
His company sponsors bird feeders at the Los Angeles Zoo, the L.A. County Museum of Natural History and the California Science Center. He also serves on boards for Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Friends of Madrona Marsh and the Audubon Chapter located in Palos Verdes/South Bay. His talk will focus on attracting wild birds into residents’ gardens and backyards.