Mt Cuba Center
Mt Cuba Center
Back to Events
February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitats for Wildlife (Online)

Bird perches on blooms at Mt. Cuba Center.
  • This event has passed.

Saturday, February 13

Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why do we welcome some larger animals to our garden while calling others “nuisances”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common gardening methods perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting nesting sites, eliminating unintended hazards, identifying and nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures.

About the Instructor:

Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and a columnist for All Animals magazine. A frequent speaker on garden ecology, she founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to animal-friendly landscaping methods. Lawson’s book and wildlife habitat have been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Oprah Magazine.

Register Here

Members Register Here