Published On: Sun, Apr 24th, 2016

Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and More!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/24/2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

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Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and More!

Backyards are critical wildlife habitat for nesting, migratory, and wintering birds, as well as frogs and

toads, butterflies, dragonflies, and other beneficial insects.  Life-long naturalist Pat Sutton will showcase

native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, and even weeds that are most beneficial to birds and other

wildlife.  She will share countless common-sense garden maintenance techniques that will help property

owners avoid common practices that actually harm rather than benefit wildlife.    This program is packed

with the “how’s and why’s” of attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard, no matter

how small.

Patricia Sutton, in her long-time capacity as Naturalist and Program Director with the Cape May Bird Observatory,

researched and wrote the New Jersey Audubon Society booklet,” Backyard Habitat For Birds, a Guide for

Landowners and Communities in New Jersey”.  You can also download, print, and read the NJ Audubon articles by

Pat Sutton: “How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden,” and “Recommended Plantings to Attract

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Moths.”

This program takes place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The program fee for

Preserve members is $45. The fee for non-members is $50. Registration and payment are due by April

22. Call to register: (215) 862-2924.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is located at 1635 River Rd. (Rt. 32), just two and half miles south of

downtown New Hope, PA. For more information about programs at the Preserve visit www.bhwp.org.

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