Habitat Heroes

Events

Find upcoming Habitat Hero and other Ambassador events near you! Join us in communities across Colorado and Wyoming for workshops and presentations, youth programs and planting of demonstration gardens. Stay abreast with our current happenings here.
Find upcoming Habitat Hero and other Ambassador events near you! Join us in communities across Colorado and Wyoming for workshops and presentations, youth programs and planting of demonstration gardens. Stay abreast with our current happenings here.

Workshops/Presentations - Attend one of our workshops to learn wildscaping tips and techniques, how to attract wildlife in an urban environment, planting a Habitat Hero Demonstration Garden, and more!  These events are designed to appeal to both the new-to-the-scene gardener and veteran alike.

Youth Programs - Our goal is to connect young minds with nature and have them become the ultimate Junior Habitat Hero!  Activities are designed to spark a sense of curiosity of the world around them and to learn about the other creatures we share it with.

Community Plantings - Members of the community have the opportunity to lend a helping hand in shaping the place where they live by planting a  garden in an area of town that needs some sprucing up – whether a park or a roadway median.  We partner with city agencies, schools, nurseries, Home Owner Associations, Community Supported Agriculture programs, and other municipalities to plant Habitat Hero Demonstration Gardens that offer both environmental benefits and are aesthetically pleasing.

If your event or workshop is interested in learning about the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time, contact Habitat Hero Coordinator, Jamie Weiss at jweiss@audubon.org to be your presenter.  From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife.  

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Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 
May 20, 9:00am | Gulley Greenhouse,  6029 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, CO 80526

Ann Grant, Wildscape Ambassador representing Audubon Rockies and Colorado Native Plant Society will demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time.  From a birds-eye view, learn how and why to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife.

  • Horticulture Home Garden Tour: Habitat Hero Gardens

Friday June 17, 9am and 1pm tour | Transportation will be provided from Denver Botanic Gardens
A Habitat Hero is a gardener who, certified by the Audubon Rockies, includes diverse planting layers through the use of native and regionally adapted plants, provides shelter and nesting opportunities, offers natural food and water sources, does not spread invasive species of plants and does not rely on the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Come see three of the best and most diverse examples of Habitat Hero gardens throughout the Denver-metro area.

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  • CoNPS Native Plant Garden Tour in partnership with Audubon Rockies & Boulder Audubon Society

Saturday, July 1, 8:00am-12:00pm | Boulder Area

A self-guided tour visiting Boulder area private gardens.  Stay tuned for more information and registration coming soon!

Wildscaping Ambassador Train-the-Trainer Workshop 
July 8, 10am | Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, 80 S. 5th St., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Attend our ‘train-the-trainer’ workshop made possible by Audubon Rockies and Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership for hosting.  We will engage and train volunteers on spreading the word about actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by implementing water-wise and native gardens on our landscapes.  Come enjoy meeting other fellow gardeners and learning the tools of the trade to deliver a presentation to your local garden center/nursery, garden clubs, community center, HOA’s and more on the importance of creating native plant gardens that not only create a welcome place for birds, but benefit the environment and our communities too!  **Special Notes: Attendees will receive a Wildscape Ambassador Handbook and invitation to our network sharing platform. 
Lunch Provided.

FREE Event – REGISTER NOW

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