Published On: Thu, Jan 11th, 2018

Lambertville Goes Wild presents ‘Gardens with Buzz’ Jan. 27

(Photo: Mary Anne Borge)

Lambertville Goes Wild will sponsor a “Gardens with Buzz” program on Saturday, Jan. 27, that will introduce plants and gardening practices proven to attract birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial wildlife to make their homes with you.

Mary Anne Borge, a naturalist, photographer, and author of the-natural-web.org, will lead the program. Borge is an instructor at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, and a frequent contributor to “Butterfly Gardener.”
The program is free and open to all, say organizers. Participants are asked to register by sending an email to lambertvillegoeswild@gmail.com in order to be notified of any schedule changes.
“Gardens with Buzz” takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Philip L. Pittore Justice Center/ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St., in Lambertville.
Lambertville Goes Wild is a volunteer group working in partnership with the City’s Environmental Commission to promote wider use of native plants as a key part of its aim to certify Lambertville as a Community Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation. The Lambertville City Council passed a resolution supporting the efforts of Lambertville Goes Wild to achieve City certification, organizers say.
For Lambertville to become a Community Wildlife Habitat, several public spaces, such as parks and schools, and about 100 private properties need to support native species such as butterflies, birds, and bees by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Native plants are the critical foundation for meeting all these needs.
Lambertville Goes Wild is working to identify, enhance, and certify select public spaces and is reaching out to the residents of Lambertville to encourage and assist them in certifying their properties. More information is available at LambertvilleGoesWild.weebly.com, on the Lambertville Goes Wild Facebook page, and at the presentation on Jan. 27.

About the Author

unclecharlie1@verizon.net'

-

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>