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Landscaping for Wildlife
September 8, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, September 8, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., online
Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bosarge Family Education Center
Habitat loss is the primary cause of declining wildlife populations, and learning how vital native plants are to wildlife and how much our landscape choices matter is one of the most vital steps we can take to divert such loss. Class begins with an online lecture followed by an interactive field-study workshop a week later. Students will learn the concepts, processes, and reasons for incorporating specific native plants in their landscapes and leave equipped to integrate customized mechanical practices that create a welcoming habitat to attract wildlife, conserve natural resources, and encourage biodiversity.
Suggested reading: Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy
Deb Perkins is a wildlife ecologist with 25 years’ experience in her field and a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation. As the owner of First Light Wildlife Habitats, Deb co-creates thriving yard, farm, and forestland habitats with stewards throughout the Northeast. Before settling down in her native state of Maine, she was a roving field biologist for many years – conducting fieldwork and wildlife research throughout North America in a wide range of habitats, from the deserts of New Mexico to the remote tundra landscape of the Canadian Arctic. Deb has researched coastal brown bears on salmon streams in the Alaskan wilderness, tracked Canada lynx, crawled into bear dens in the North Maine Woods, and banded puffins in Downeast Maine.