Native Plant Symposium - Native Plants in Wildlife HabitatsSaturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
October 22, 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm 12th Annual Native Plant Symposium – Native Plants in Wildlife Habitats. Native plants are essential in habitats for pollinators, birds and other wildlife that provide an ecosystem with food, water, cover and shelter. We will be viewing the Meadow Project's "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home" - a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.
"Hometown Habitat" features entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.
Building on the documentary will be: Alice Mohrman of Delaware Nature Society, a state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), who will present "Gardening for Wildlife and Water" - landscaping your outdoor space with Delaware native plants, to attract birds and butterflies and support local water quality, exploring sustainable practices, and establishing a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitats under the National Wildlife Federation; and a presentation about the Habitat Network (formerly YardMap), a citizen science project and tremendous resource under the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the The Nature Conservancy. The symposium is free, but registration is required and space is limited; contact Eric Wahl and EWahl@elementdg.com or (302)-645-0777. Lunch will be provided.
- The symposium is free.
- Registration is required and space limited.
- Contact Eric Wahl at EWahl@elementdg.com or (302) 645-0777.
- Lunch will be provided.