Celebrate New Jersey Makers Day by learning to make your yard a habitat for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more!
Pat Sutton will showcase native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, and even weeds that are most beneficial to birds and other wildlife. From the perspective of a life-long naturalist intimate with the workings of the natural world, Sutton will share countless common-sense garden maintenance techniques that will help property owners avoid common practices that actually harm rather than benefit wildlife.
In addition to the obvious (bird feeders, bird houses, and bird baths), this program is packed with the “how’s and why’s” of attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard, no matter how small or how urban. In rapidly developing regions, backyards are critical wildlife habitat for nesting, migratory, and wintering birds, as well as frogs and toads, butterflies, dragonflies, and other beneficial insects. Learn how to create a wildlife refuge right out your own back door — a refuge for you and for all wildlife.
This program is suitable for adults and teens and is funded by a New Jersey Makers Day MiniGrant from the New Jersey State Library and the PSEG Foundation.
Registration is required for this free event. Register by calling (856) 453-2210 x26105 or online here.