A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Pruning Demo with Horticulturist Nelsa Cox
Learn the proper way to prune your trees and shrubs like a pro. 11 a.m.-noon. Feb. 6. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Annual Great Backyard Bird Count-Bird Walks
Join park staff in collecting data for the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Look and listen for birds in a variety of habitats and keep track of how many individuals of each species you find. New and experienced birders of all ages are welcome. 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 12. Free. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, wakegov.com/parks.
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
Birds are such fun to watch for the entire family. Learn some tricks to attract and keep our feathered friends happy all year long, from planting bird friendly plants to making sure they have the basics for a happy life in your yard. 10-11 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. Garden Supply Co., 1421 Old Apex Road., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.
Planning & Designing your Organic Garden
Location, location, location. Let Logan’s help you get the lay of the land when it comes to planning your organic garden. Learn about design methods, proper placement, soil, fertilizer and more. 9-10 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. Logan Trading Co., 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.
Climate Change: A Bird’s Perspective
The community workshop, “Climate Change: A Bird’s Perspective,” will be led by Lena Gallitano, Audubon NC Board trustee and award recipient. She will discuss the future status of birds while also exploring Audubon NC initiatives to create bird-friendly communities throughout the state. Participants will develop personal creation care action plans for their homes and communities, plans that can make a difference for the birds – and for people. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Feb. 13. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Road, Wake Forest. 919-556-3656, stjohnswf.com.
Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
Learn what makes birds unique and interesting and gain knowledge and skills needed to become a birdwatcher. Earn a birdwatching patch, explore the park habitats and create bird-friendly items for your home and yard. This program is geared toward children ages 6-13, and parents/guardians are welcome to either stay and participate or drop off. Pre-registration is required. 1 p.m. Feb. 15. $10. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, wakegov.com/parks.
Carol Stein’s Gardeners Forum Gardening for Bluebirds
Garden writer Carol Stein shows you how to attract and interact with bluebirds. Registration required. 11 a.m. Feb. 20. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590,
NC State Fairground Flea Market
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton, and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Free. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.