Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wildlife Gardening in Small Spaces - July 23rd

What: Wildlife Gardening in Small Spaces Workshop
When: Saturday, July 23rd, 1:00 pm
Where: Columbia Heights Recreation Center

This weekend the District Department of the Environment and Audubon MD/DC are hosting their last backyard wildlife habitat workshop of the summer.  The workshop will be at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, and will include presentations on gardening with native plants, site selection, garden design and plant selection.  We will also be planting a wildlife garden with native flowers and shrubs.

Participants will receive:
  • Live plants,
  • A birdhouse kit,
  • Bringing Nature Home, a book about wildlife gardening by Douglas Tallamy,
  • “Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat, Chesapeake Bay Region”, a booklet from the US Fish & Wildlife Service,
  • “Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas”, a booklet from the National Park Service,
  • The Green DC Map,
  • And various brochures on local wildlife from DDOE.
The workshop will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday July 23 at Columbia Heights Recreation Center (1480 Girard Street NW).  This workshop is free.  Please register at http://ddoe.dc.gov/fisheries (click on backyard habitat education).  You will also find our schedule of autumn workshops on that website.

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