Habitat Heroes

Announcing Habitat Hero Fall Webinar Series & Certifying your Water-wise and Wildlife Friendly Garden!

Register for these free webinars which will take you on a virtual journey on creating wildlife-friendly habitat!
These 2015 Habitat Heroes in Cheyenne, proudly have displayed their Habitat Hero sign. Learn how you too can become a Habitat Hero! Photo: Barb Gorges
Habitat Heroes

Announcing Habitat Hero Fall Webinar Series & Certifying your Water-wise and Wildlife Friendly Garden!

Register for these free webinars which will take you on a virtual journey on creating wildlife-friendly habitat!

Have a busy schedule this fall with kids going back to school, family vacations, festivals and more?  We thought so, which is why we created our Habitat Hero webinar events that you can do from the comfort of your home or at work over the lunch hour every other Wednesday.  Join us from 12-1pm on August 10, August 24, September 7 and September 21 – see event details below.

Webinar: Habitat Hero Applications are Open…Learn how to apply and receive recognition on your water-wise and wildlife friendly garden!
August 10, 12-1pm

Presenter: Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies’ Habitat Hero Coordinator 

Help us bring conservation home, one garden at a time and create a bird-friendly community!  Your wildscape could be recognized as a Habitat Hero garden and this presentation will look at the components that create a healthy living landscape.  We will also walk through the new application that allows room for growth with our gardeners by offering a tiered system.

It’s easy to apply, so start thinking about how you can show the greatest habitat diversity in providing food, shelter and water for wildlife.  Also think about creative solutions your wildscape can provide such as water savings through the use of regionally adapted plants.  As your gardens are in full bloom this summer, start snapping photos and consider what makes your wildscape special and how your garden may be a bone fide Habitat Hero garden.

Register at no cost HERE

Webinar: Rain Barrels – A Useful Water Stewardship Tool. Now For Colorado Too!
August 24, 12-1pm

Guest Presenter: Abby Burk, Western Rivers Program Lead of Audubon Rockies

Colorado is mighty progressive on some issues, but up until now it has been the only state in the country with a ban on residential rain barrels. Come August 10th of 2016 rain barrels are out of the jail house in Colorado. Audubon Rockies was an official supporter of legalizing residential rain barrels. We believe rain barrels are useful tools to increase water stewardship, conservation, and for people to better understand the value of water. Want to know more about the two year story of rain barrel legalization in Colorado? And, how you too can own and operate residential rain barrels legally? Then join Abby Burk, Western Rivers Program Lead for Audubon Rockies, as she takes us through the hurdles and ultimate success story of rain barrels in Colorado.

Register at no cost HERE

Webinar: How To: Garden Photography – A Budding Floral Photographer’s Paradise
September 7, 12-1pm

Guest Presenter: Jon Zusy, Proprietor of Rim River Farms & Gardens

Please join us for a unique look at gardening and amateur floral photography that can produce high-quality garden-based photographs that can be shared and displayed with pride.  This beginner-to-intermediate-level floral photography webinar explains the types of cameras, lenses, and simple techniques to use to capture exquisite garden photographs (including several of the local garden wildlife and pollinators), and which will focus on such topics as how to develop a keen eye for natural lighting effects, framing & composition, use of basic camera settings, and other do’s and don’ts.

Register at no cost HERE

Webinar: Creating a Year-Round Habitat for Pollinators
September 21, 12-1pm

Guest Presenter: Amy Yarger, Horticulture Director at Butterfly Pavilion

So many pollinators, so MUCH time! A healthy pollinator habitat provides food, shelter and other resources in the summer…and the rest of the year, too. Learn about some of our most common (and underappreciated) native pollinators and how you can help them 365/24/7!

Register at no cost HERE

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