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Habitat Hero Program Welcomes a New Team Member!!!
The Habitat Hero program is excited to introduce our new Program Administrator, Sienna Bryant. Bryant comes to us with great experience: she has run a watershed education program, taught environmental education in both Washington and Colorado, mentored students in the MESA program, and taught physical and earth sciences to 8th and 9th graders as a junior high teacher. She brings a B.A. in Environmental Education and a Masters in Teaching, plus a wealth of social media expertise. As your Social Media Coordinator, Bryant put us on the virtual map with an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. As she says,
"I am still handling the social media piece, but I am now helping with workshops, partner communications, program logistics, and anything else that might come up as we continue to grow. I am excited to have a bigger role in this team and look forward to working with all of you!"
Welcome to the Habitat Hero team, Sienna Bryant!
Lauren Springer Ogden, renowned gardener, lecturer and best selling author and Susan J Tweit, plant biologist and award-winning author, speaker, teacher will be the presenters.
3 /8/14 10 to noon University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension/Natrona County/Audubon Rockies - Contact Donna Cuin 307-235-9400 X31 to register; $5 fee shared with Audubon Rockies
3/29/14 1pm-3pm Denver Water South High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Louisiana, Denver
Contact Merry Weis 303-628-6023 to register; workshop free
4 / 5/14 10 to noon SEE THE FLYER HERE Southeast Colo Water Conservation District/ CSU Extension/ Native Plant Society/ AVA District Board Room, 31717 United Avenue, Pueblo (Pueblo Airpark)
Contact Liz Catt, 719-948-5726 to register; workshop free
4/9/14 7 to 9 pm Fort Collins Water Utilities/Gardens at Spring Creek/FC Audubon Society at the Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St. Contact is Laurie D'Audney, 970-221-6877, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Collins Water Utilities
4/12/14 1-3 pm City of Aurora Water Conservation Division, Central Library, Large Community Room,
14949 E. Alameda; Contact Diana Denwood, 720-859-4407, to register; workshop free___
- Habitat Hero blog is full or useful information and resources
-Beautiful Wildlife Garden is a national blog coordinated by writer, birder, and garden designer Carole Sevilla Brown
-Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens
-The Xeric Garden by David Salman for High Country
- Colorado Wildscapes: Bringing Conservation Home. This inspired the Habitat Hero project. It includes info which plant species attract birds and butterflies, how to design and build wildscapes, maintaining habitat with less water, and how these can be tools for education and community involvement ($8 donation to Audubon Rockies, email email@example.com for more info & to request a copy)
-Wyoming Wildscapes - This detailed guidebook was developed in partnership with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, providing invaluable information on how to design, plant, and maintain landscaping to benefit people and wildlife.
- The American Meadow Garden, Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, John Greenlee, 2009, Timber Press.
Even small patches of wildscape can provide oases for wildlife
like butterflies and native bees by creating green corridors
that link your wildscape to larger wild lands.
Join the Flock and become a Habitat Hero. Habitat Heros are individuals who take heart in believing their wildscapes nourish not only themselves but wildlife as well. CLICK HERE to learn how to apply to become a habitat hero.
You can also go to Plant Select for favorite plants for Birds, Butterflies & Bees. Pick "Plant by Feature" and "Attracts Birds, Butterflies and/or Bees" and then click "Generate List."