The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitats for Wildlife
|Dates:||March 14, 2020|
|Meets:||Sa from 11 AM to 12:15 PM|
|Location:||Main House Lecture Room 1|
Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why do we welcome some larger animals to our garden while calling others "nuisances"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common gardening methods perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting nesting sites, eliminating unintended hazards, identifying and nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures.
Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and a columnist for All Animals magazine. A frequent speaker on garden ecology, she founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to animal-friendly landscaping methods. Lawson's book and wildlife habitat have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Oprah Magazine.
Copies of Nancy's book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
Snow Date: Sunday, March 22
This course has been cancelled. Please review our other course listings for topics of interest.