2021 Habitat Hero Workshop Announced: Jan 12-14, 2021

HabHero logo_nowhitebackgroundThe 7th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop will be held as three, free, lunch-time, Zoom webinars Jan. 12-14.  Registration is free and the link to register is available on the Audubon Rockies website: https://rockies.audubon.org/events/7th-annual-cheyenne-habitat-hero-workshop-natures-best-hope

Workshop keynote speaker Jan. 12 at noon is Douglas Tallamy, author of the national best seller, “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.” Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can—and must—take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope. “Nature’s Best Hope” is the name of his latest book.

Jan. 13, noon, Jim Tolstrup, director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, will talk about “Successful Gardening with Native Plants of the High Plains.” Centerra, the 3000-acre mixed-use development where HPEC is located has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as the first Wildlife Habitat Community in Colorado. Jim will share favorite native plants, information on how to grow them, and specific wildlife benefits that the plants provide.

Jan. 14, noon “Winter Sowing Plant-Along” – Laramie County Master Gardener Michelle Bohanan will present an explanation and demonstration of the winter sowing technique, a way to start native plants in protected mini greenhouses (like milk jugs) left outdoors in winter. No artificial heat or light required.

For information is available at https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/habitat-hero/.   The workshop is being sponsored by Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society, Laramie County Master Gardeners, Community Wildlife Habitat Project-West Edge District, and Audubon Rockies.

Questions may be address to Barb Gorges.  Contact her at 307-287-4952 or bgorges4@msn.com.

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