February 16, 2017

Your Yard Matters: How to Landscape and Maintain Your Yard in an Environmentally Friendly Manner

Landscape for Wildlife!

Thursday, February 16
Reception:  7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting:  7:15 p.m.
Program:  7:30 p.m.
Location:  The King Life Sciences Building, 319 Stadium Drive, FSU, 32304
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The choices we make in landscaping and maintaining our yards effect not only our springs and other water bodies but also wildlife — bees, birds, frogs, turtles and more.

Apalachee Audubon board members Donna Legare and Lilly Anderson-Messec from Native Nurseries will discuss:

  • increasing biodiversity through plant selection
  • the connection between native plants and insects, which then feed birds and other wildlife
  • control of invasive non-native plants
  • ecological lawn maintenance
  • soil and water conservation
  • working with your existing landscape

This is an important issue so please spread the word about this program to your friends, homeowners’ associations and other groups. This program links with the Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour. Both events support AAS’s efforts to promote “Bird-Friendly Communities” and local conservation efforts, including the importance of water conservation. The tour will give people a chance to see wildlife-friendly yards and the program will follow-up with practical information to explain why and how to create wildlife-friendly yards.

Visit Audubon’s Creating Bird-Friendly Communities web page for information about making your yard matter to wildlife.