Rosann Kovalcik, Store Owner, Available for Speaking Engagements!

Rosann Kovalcik is an avid birder, Master Gardener, guest columnist for MI Gardener, and Friend to the Environment Award Recipient.

Aside from running her store, birding, managing her yard, and spending time with family, our store owner Rosann enjoys speaking about topics she loves, including (but not limited to):

  • Avian Courtship Behaviors
  • A Beginner's Guide to Feeder Birds
  • Berries, Bugs & Snags
  • Bird Feeding Choices from Simple to Advanced
  • Birds of Grosse Pointe
  • Birds in Spring
  • Feeding Birds in Winter
  • Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds
  • The Joy of Bird Feeding
  • Landscaping to Attract Birds
  • Nesting Birds
  • Woodpeckers - Nature's Carpenters

Rosann has spoken in various settings:

  • Assisted living centers
  • Audubon events/meetings
  • Beautification Committees
  • Church groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Garden clubs
  • Schools

Rosann's residential property is a testament to her knowledge and experience with gardening for birds. In fact, her property was featured in the May-June 2016 issue of Grosse Pointe Magazine. In an article written by Lauren McGregor, Rosann talks about the importance of native plants and pesticide-free gardening for increasing the bird count in her yard. Through dedicated changes to making it a truly bird-friendly habitat, she has been able to increase her backyard species from 100 to 139! Click here if you wish to download the online version of this article.

"Your presentation was very well received!!! I heard so much positive feedback. You have inspired many of us to make our yards more of a habitat for birds." -Marolee Nueberger, Jackson County Master Gardeners Association

"Your presenation was awesome.  I was so inspired that I came home and told my husband we had to add fruit bushes for the birds." -Kit Puroll, Gennessee Master Gardeners

Looking for a speaker for your event or know someone who is?

Contact Rosann:

20381 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
[email protected]


Upcoming Talks 

Berries, Bugs & Snags

WHEN: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 2:00pm

WHERE: Carson City United Methodist Church, 119 Elm Street, Carson City MI, 48811

Rosann will be speaking to the Montcalm Area Master Gardener Association during their annual tea. She is looking forward to the chance to speak on one of her favorite topics - how to use natural resources in your yard for the benefit of the birds.


Past Talks


Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds, Bees & Butterflies

WHEN: Thursday, June 6th, 2019, at 7:00pm

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park, 350 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Attracting Nesting Birds

WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm

WHERE: In-store at Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods (20381 Mack Avenue)

Call (313)881-1410 to secure your spot, as space is limited!

Feeding Birds in Winter

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (for Windmill Pointe Garden Club)



Berries, Bugs & Snags

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

WHERE: for Jackson County Master Gardeners' Fall Banquet

Photos by John Graffius



Seminar Series: Backyard Bird Habitat

WHEN: Monday, September 10th, 2018, 7:00pm

WHERE: The offices of Michigan Audubon, 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200, Okemos, MI


Landscaping to Attract Birds

WHEN: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 7:00pm

WHERE: The Community Building at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms


Hummingbirds: Attracting Nature's Jewels

WHEN: Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 9:00am

WHERE: At our store - Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods!

Photo by Lisa Vreede


Nesting Birds of the Area

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15th, 2018

WHERE: ShorePointe Village - A Beaumont Community


Woodpeckers - Nature's Carpenters

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 1:00pm

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Public Library


Avian Courtship Behaviors

WHEN: Saturday, February 11th, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: Belle Isle Nature Center

Photo by C&C Saladin