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Janet Kenna created this birdhouse and wrangled about a dozen other artists to do the same for a fundraising auction Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum. In the background is Amy Felker’s contribution to the Garden Birdhouse Gala. Other artists who built and decorated birdhouses for the auction are Maureen May, Autumn Cameron, Maryanne LeBlanc, Beth Flory, Cindy Smart, Cindy Cortese, Rhonda Polsfut, Bethany Bachmann and Miki Harder. Proceeds from the auction will go directly to offset Discovery Museum gardens and landscaping costs. Kenna and others are members of the Durango High Country Gardenders, who recently put in a second new garden in the retention basin near the Animas River Trail. Enlarge photo

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Janet Kenna created this birdhouse and wrangled about a dozen other artists to do the same for a fundraising auction Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum. In the background is Amy Felker’s contribution to the Garden Birdhouse Gala. Other artists who built and decorated birdhouses for the auction are Maureen May, Autumn Cameron, Maryanne LeBlanc, Beth Flory, Cindy Smart, Cindy Cortese, Rhonda Polsfut, Bethany Bachmann and Miki Harder. Proceeds from the auction will go directly to offset Discovery Museum gardens and landscaping costs. Kenna and others are members of the Durango High Country Gardenders, who recently put in a second new garden in the retention basin near the Animas River Trail.

A birdhouse adorned by Jack Kenna includes access for birds and people. It’s one of about a dozen birdhouses designed and decorated by local artists that will be auctioned Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum.. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

A birdhouse adorned by Jack Kenna includes access for birds and people. It’s one of about a dozen birdhouses designed and decorated by local artists that will be auctioned Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum..

Rhonda Polsfut’s “High Country Gardener” has homey touches to welcome feathered visitors. Polsfut’s birdhouse is one of about a dozen that will be auctioned Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Rhonda Polsfut’s “High Country Gardener” has homey touches to welcome feathered visitors. Polsfut’s birdhouse is one of about a dozen that will be auctioned Wednesday night at Durango Discovery Museum.

Amy Felker was one of about a dozen artists who contributed to Wednesday’s Garden Birdhouse Gala fundraiser at the Durango Discovery Museum. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Amy Felker was one of about a dozen artists who contributed to Wednesday’s Garden Birdhouse Gala fundraiser at the Durango Discovery Museum.