Book signing at Kalmia

on Monday, 06 December 2021. Posted in Local News

Kalmia Gardens of Coker University and the Friends of Carolina Sandhills Refuge will host a reception and book signing to celebrate a recent publication by Dr. William “Bill” Alexander.

Alexander's new book, “Attracting Birds in the Carolinas,” is a how-to and informational guide for creating bird-friendly habitats in our backyards and beyond. Covering the Carolinas from the mountains to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain, this book is a primer on the many ways we can attract birds – whether we have limited space in our own backyard or we have hundreds of acres to manage.

The book will be featured at an event at the Hart House on the grounds of Kalmia Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 4-6 p.m. After a brief presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to have copies of “Attracting Birds in the Carolinas” signed by the author. Copies of the book will be available to purchase. Light refreshments will be served on the porch.

This book is the first to focus specifically on both of the Carolinas – it includes information on birds’ basic needs, reproductive and migration cycles, and provides helpful tips on how to modify outdoor spaces to invite avian visitors. From tips on feeding birds to providing nesting structures to improving habitat for birds to handling problem species, this book covers it all.

Alexander co-authored