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Landscaping for Wildlife (Sold Out)
September 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 10
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. This interactive course combines lecture and field-study work to teach students how incorporating select native plants and mechanical practices into their own landscapes can create a welcoming habitat that attracts wildlife, conserves natural resources, and encourages biodiversity.
Please note this class requires participants to show proof of having received all eligible Covid-19 vaccinations, as recommended for their age by the CDC, in order to participate. Because of the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that you agree to abide by potential future changes in CMBG’s Covid-19 policy designed to address evolving public health recommendations.
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.