Audubon Rockies was excited to team up with Colorado Native Plant Society and High Plains Environmental Center to offer a workshop series, Wildscape Ambassadors. In fact, we had so much interest in the workshops that we had to create additional ones. Today we have even more passionate and skilled community members making a positive change for local wildlife, big and small ... because one person can make a difference!
To learn more about Wildscape Ambassadors making a difference – read our recap story HERE
WILDSCAPE AMBASSADOR 101 WORKSHOPS
March 3, 9:00-11:30am | Denver University
Attend this special train-the-trainer workshop!
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, HOAs 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!
Registration - $10/person
WILDSCAPE AMBASSADOR 201 WORKSHOPS
March 3, 1:00-3:30pm | Denver University
Native pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and birds are declining in Colorado and elsewhere in the U.S. largely due to habitat loss. This talk will explore ways that home gardeners can help to reverse this trend by utilizing beautiful, water-saving, native plants that provide essential forage and shelter for wildlife.
Associations between plants and pollinators will be explored in detail, as well as information on how to grow the plants including height, width, soil and water requirements, and timing of bloom. The talk will also include an investigation of how the structure and arrangement of the garden design, and specific cultural practices, can benefit both plants and wildlife.
Registration - $10/person
HABITAT HERO: WILDSCAPING 101
March 10, 10am-11am | Morrison Nature Center, Aurora, CO
David Julie, Wildscape Ambassador and Education Chair of 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 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.
Registration coming soon!
Invite a Native —How to welcome native plants into your garden and your life
March 24, 10am-12pm | Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins, CO
Presenter, Diane Banta, Wildscape Ambassador. Make these guests feel at home and suddenly your gardening life gets easier — They are gracious guests, self-sufficient (require little pampering) and frequently bring hostess gifts ( Birds, Butterflies …). As you plan this year’s garden, we will explore how to prepare the way, generate your guest (plant) list, and help with where to seat them among your current garden guests. Worksheet will be sent to registrants prior to class
$10.00/person, to register call 970-416-2486
WILDSCAPE AMBASSADOR PRESENTATIONS
A big thank you to our Wildscape Ambassador workshop sponsor, and partners, Colorado Native Plant Society & High Plains Environmental Center