The District Department of the Environment’s final wildlife gardening workshop of 2010 will be held on November 6 from 1pm-5pm at North Michigan Recreation Center (4925 13th Street NE). The workshop will include presentations on landscaping for wildlife and gardening with native plants. There will also be a special presentation by Greg Butcher, Director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. Audubon is beginning an effort to increase awareness of and implement conservation efforts for the Wood Thrush, DC’s state bird. Dr. Butcher will give a short talk about creating and conserving habitat for the Wood Thrush. After the presentations there will be a planting of a garden of native shrubs and trees, which will mimic a multi-leveled forest ecosystem.
Participants will receive
· live native plants
· a birdhouse kit
· the book Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy
· U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service guide on native plants of the Chesapeake Bay region
· the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service guide invasive plants of the mid-Atlantic states