Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bring Your Yard Alive

And Help Our Community Thrive with

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

 

A workshop on how to plan and care for the green spaces around us in a way that supports birds, bees, and butterflies. We will learn how habitat that helps the “3 B’s” is also healthier for people, good for business, and better able to weather the climate changes ahead.

When Saturday, March 7, 2015 — 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Come early to talk with local gardeners and TreeKeepers about your plans. Doors open at 1:00pm. Refreshments available. Children’s program at 2:00pm.

Where Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202

Take the #93 bus, car pool. There’s also plenty of parking.


Panelists

Louise Clemency, field supervisor for the US Fish & Wildlife Service – Understanding the importance of landscapes that sustain the migratory birds that pass through Evanston every spring and fall and support other living things, even in the face of rapid change from a warming climate and habitat loss

Kelsay Shaw, Possibility Place Nursery – Practical advice about planning a garden with diverse, layered vegetation that provides food and shelter for migratory birds that visit Evanston

Monica Buckley, Red Stem Native Landscapes – Planning a garden with butterflies and bees in mind.

Paul D’Agostino, City of Evanston – Update about a new bird sanctuary on the lakefront near Clark Street Beach.

Children’s program. Led by Clare Tallon Ruen of LakeDance. To help us plan, let Clare know if you’ll be bringing children: claretallonruen@gmail.com

Program sponsored by:

Citizens’ Greener Evanston, a 1,500-member nonprofit working to make Evanston a more sustainable community, and

Evanston TreeKeepers, an affiliate of Openlands, is committed to keeping Evanston’s urban forest healthy and growing.