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2:00 pm - Building Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (with the Philipstown Garden Club and the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society)

March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What is habitat? Who needs help from humans? What should we do to help, and what should we not do? Why are native plants important for wildlife? What is the role of insects and what are their needs for habitat? What to plant? We will cover the importance of plant size, shape, bloom time, etc., as well as what to do in winter to help insects, and other critters make it through the cold months. Our vision is the creation of contiguous suburban habitats.

Janis Butler has been a Master Gardener since 2008 and lectures extensively on native plants, plant/insect relationships, gardening for climate change, invasive species, botanical Latin, herb gardening, plastics, and other topics. She is also a Master Forest Owner and a Master Food Preserver and holds a Certificate from the Native Plant Center in Valhalla, an affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas.


Registration for this event opens 30 days before the event. Register here.


March 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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