The 7th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop will be held as three, free, 1.5-hour webinars January 12-14 from 12–1:30 pm.
The keynote speaker on January 12 at noon is Douglas Tallamy, author of the national bestseller, 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 are nature’s best hope.
On January 13, Jim Tolstrup, director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, will talk about “Successful Gardening with Native Plants of the High Plains.”
On January 14, 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. For full details, see the agenda.
Donations to support Audubon Rockies’ Habitat Hero program and the Cheyenne Habitat Hero Committee’s education and planting projects can be accepted during registration. Donors may choose to accept a packet of seeds as thanks.
This workshop is presented by Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies and sponsored by Laramie County Master Gardeners and Community Wildlife Habitat Project-West Edge District. Habitat Hero is an Audubon Rockies program that encourages people to grow landscaping that will support birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Details on how to apply for Habitat Hero certification can be found here.
For more information, contact Barb Gorges, 307-287-4952, email@example.com.
Mountain Bluebird. Photo: Richard Pick/Audubon Photography Awards