“Go Wild in Your Garden: the Birds, the Bees, and the Butterflies!”
The average American yard is a wildlife desert, and the natural areas that surround us are constantly shrinking as fields and woods are leveled every year for new housing developments. Ms. Larson will show us how, with a few simple steps, we can begin to create an oasis in our yards that will invite the most amazing guests. Learn how to maintain beautiful migratory birds and butterflies, and they will reward you by returning year after year, literally bringing your garden to life with their incredible beauty. Nurturing our troubled bee population is a stewardship task every gardener should embrace. This presentation will bring together the hot new gardening trends of today: butterfly gardening, planting for pollinators and backyard birds into one easy to follow study of why right now is the time to Go Wild in Your Garden! Handouts will be provided detailing information on native plant recommendations, including what pollinators and birds you might attract when using them.
The meeting will be at the Poplar Creek Public Library at 1405 S. Park, Streamwood, IL 60107. For additional information please contact Eileen Lucietto, President 630-289-4253 or Sandy Swenson, Vice President 630-837-0281 or http://trivillagegardenclub.org/wordpress/