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September 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Inviting Wildlife into the Garden

A frog in the pond at Mt. Cuba Center.
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This program takes place in-person on three consecutive Saturdays, September 11 to 25 (Rain Date: Saturday, October 2).

Transform your landscape into a garden that attracts a wealth of beneficial wildlife, including birds, mammals, amphibians, and a wide variety of insects. Unlock the important connections between the roles of pollinators and the plants and habitats they require. Explore Mt. Cuba Center’s naturalistic gardens to observe the best native plants for migrating and resident birds. Learn the importance of having water in the garden to support turtles, damselflies, and bats and the value of creating environments that sustain wildlife year-round. Please bring your lunch.

About the Instructors:

Faith B. Kuehn, PhD, has spent most of her career working on pollinator conservation, invasive species control, and pest management. Her current project is Green Cabinet, focusing on pollinator conservation and therapeutic gardening at Planting Hope Gardens.

Ian Stewart, PhD, was raised in Newcastle, England and received a doctorate in ornithology from the University of Leicester. He has conducted research on tree swallows and bluebirds and how local land management activities are affecting bird numbers and diversity throughout the year. Ian is currently an Ornithologist at the Delaware Nature Society.

Derek Stoner is a biodiversity consultant, bird expert, nature photographer, and past president of the Delmarva Ornithological Society. He enjoys being out in nature and is involved in improving land for floral and faunal biodiversity. His photographs and articles have been published in books, regional newspapers, nature magazines, and blogs.

 

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