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The week ahead: Let imagination take flight at bird events

If you’re a city of Sacramento resident with a lot of garden waste, put it out on the street today.
If you’re a city of Sacramento resident with a lot of garden waste, put it out on the street today. Sacramento Bee file

▪ END OF LEAF SEASON

Where: Sacramento residential streets

When: All day Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: 311 (in Sacramento), www.sacrecycle.org, www.sac311.org

Today is the last day Sacramento residents can put their green waste (leaves, prunings, etc.) in the street for pickup. After today, residents get two free “household junk” pickups (including green waste) between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31; call “311” for an appointment or click on www.sac311.org. This year, Sacramento also offers two additional free pickups for appliance and e-waste collection. See www.sacrecycle.org for details.

▪ BAREROOT ROSES 101

Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; and 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

It’s rose planting time! This popular one-hour workshop covers just about all you need to know for selection, planting and care of bare-root roses.

▪ PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

The City Cemetery’s Heritage Rose Group, caretakers of the site’s renowned old garden roses, tackles three more categories of roses found in its garden: Albas, hybrid Chinas and Gallicas. These are all once-blooming old garden roses including some varieties that grew in Sacramento during the late 1800s. Learn how to make these bushes look their best and produce the most blooms. Bring gloves and shears.

▪  THE BIRDS AND THE TREES: STORIES IN NATURAL HISTORY

Where: UC Davis Arboretum Terrace Garden (next to Whole Foods Market, First and D streets, Davis)

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu

Naturalist Steve Daubert will share stories about the lives of birds and redwood trees in this presentation, appropriate for adults and older children.

▪  TREE-PRUNING CLINIC

Where: Folsom Library, 411 Stafford St., Folsom

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactree.com

The Sacramento Tree Foundation offers this clinic, which will focus on pruning young trees and shade trees. Seating is limited; register online and print “ticket” in advance.

▪  8TH ANNUAL GALT WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL

Where: McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive, Galt

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7

Admission: Free; tours, $15-$65

Details: (209) 366-7115, www.ci.galt.ca.us

Bird lovers flock to this family-oriented festival, dedicated to our visitors along the Pacific Flyway. Learn about birds (including how to create a bird-friendly habitat) and see some, too. Several tours offer a chance to get a glimpse (and take photos) of birds in their habitat. Make tour reservations online in advance.

Debbie Arrington

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