Landscaping for Wildlife
July 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Online: Thursday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In-Person: Thursday, July 18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 critical steps we can take to divert such loss. Combined with a short online lecture followed by an interactive workshop and field study at the Gardens, students will learn how and what to manage in the landscape and how to incorporate certain native plants to create welcoming habitats that attract wildlife, conserve natural resources, and encourage biodiversity.
Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Suggested reading: Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy
Deborah Perkins is a wildlife ecologist with 30 years of experience and a lifelong commitment to conservation. As the owner of First Light Wildlife Habitats, Deb co-creates biodiverse habitats with stewards throughout the Northeast. Since 2010, she has provided recommendations, plans, and designs for over 7,000 acres of habitat. Before that, she was a roving biologist – conducting fieldwork and wildlife research throughout North America in a wide range of habitats, from the high deserts of New Mexico to the remote tundra of the Canadian Arctic.