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9/17 Salal NPS Meeting: “Attracting Birds and Other Wildlife to Your Garden with Native Plants”

posted Aug 25, 2016, 9:34 PM by Roxie Rochat
Salal Native Plant Society meeting
10 am, September 17th at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

We are delighted to host a presentation by Jim Clark, of the Pilchuck Audubon Chapter:

“Attracting Birds and Other Wildlife to Your Garden with Native Plants”

The talk will cover landscaping and gardening strategies that provide basic habitat features (food, water, cover, places to raise young) and regionally selected native plants that can enhance the quality of habitat for birds, butterflies and other pollinators.  Discussion will also focus on plant selection to provide food (flowers, berries, seeds, nuts) as well as dense plantings for cover and places to raise young.  Jim will provide a number of references that are useful in helping gardeners select plants for specific garden conditions (dry, wet, sunny, shady) and needs (ground cover, low growing, or tall canopy additions).  Additionally, information on native plant demonstration gardens in the area, such as the Pilchuck-sponsored Native Plant and Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Garden in Edmonds, will be provided.

Although this is a chapter meeting, non-members are most welcome to attend as well. Everyone is also welcome to join us after the meeting for a no-host lunch, location TBD (Edison?).

 For questions, please email Brenda Cunningham, nativegarden@fidalgo.net

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