Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 – Planting a Better World for Birds & People
February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$18
- Date: February 8
- Time: 10-noon
- Cost: $18 (+ $2.50 service charge per ticket)
Come watch experts demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time. From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife.
In this two hour session you will:
- Learn about the Audubon Society and the Colorado Native Plant Society and how they collaborate to bring information and programs to the public
- Understand how suburban planning has changed bird flight patterns and food sources over the last several decades
- Identify all the many elements of a Habitat Hero Garden – it’s not just about the food!
- Discover how to transition a bit of yard to a Habitat Hero Garden for your business or home including using pots! It’s easier than you think!
Presented by Lisa Boesen & Jamie Weiss:
Lisa Boesen is a Fort Collins, Colorado-based speaker, writer, beekeeper and Habitat Hero Gardener. She enjoys sharing tips and tools for an extraordinary lifestyle at any age including volunteering skills to local organizations. Nature, birds, and habitats have a natural affinity to pollination and she loves supporting the Audubon Rockies and its mission by sharing the Habitat Hero Garden program to the general public!
Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Hero Coordinator for Audubon Rockies, a regional office of The National Audubon Society, an organization that has championed the protection of birds and their habitat for over a century. She combines her science and educational background to manage the Habitat Hero program, which focuses on engaging community members and businesses in actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife large and small.
Jamie serves on three committees to further help with the mission of engaging individuals to make a positive impact in our communities by increasing natural areas, providing homes and food for wildlife, and growing small refuges that can connect larger green spaces together. These committees are the Colorado Pollinator Network, Climate Action Plan (Land & Water Use team) and Nature in the City for City of Fort Collins.
Jamie is excited to be a part of the Audubon Rockies team, “to promote stewardship and ultimately bring conservation home into our yards!”
Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
Originally published on December 11th, 2019. Updated on January 7th, 2020.