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AT21-482 Webinar Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife with Native Plants in Texas
September 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM$50.00
Webinar Title: Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife with Native Plants in Texas
VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Webinars (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)
Comments: AT21-482 Webinar Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife with Native Plants in Texas, Presenter(s): Christine Anastas, Kim Conrow, Craig Hensley, Lee Marlowe, Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón, Dawn Stover (AT=11h)
Webinar Date: 9/14/2021
Webinar Time: 12:00p-5:00p
2-Day Workshop 9/14/2021 (12pm-5pm CDT), and 9/16/2021 (12pm-6pm CDT)
Workshop, part of the NWF Monarch Stewards certification program, about gardening to benefit the threatened monarch butterflies.
Amid COVID-19, this interactive two-day workshop will be hosted online (via Zoom) on September 14 (12pm-5pm CDT), and September 16 (12pm-6pm CDT), with plenty of breaks and time for Q & A. Registration page indicates the workshop runs Sept 14-16; however, the workshop will only be from 12-6pm on the 14th & 16th; there will be no meeting on the 15th . We will send a link to the meeting 2 days beforehand, via email.
As part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Stewards Certification Program, the Federation, in collaboration with the Alamo Area Monarch Collaborative, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Native Plant Society of Texas, San Antonio River Authority, and Texas Master Naturalists Galveston Bay Area Chapter, is offering the Monarch Stewards’ third level of training, Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife with Native Plants in Texas.
To bring back the monarchs and help protect all pollinators & other wildlife we need to create native gardens in our urban & suburban spaces. Through this workshop, participants will learn to design, install, and maintain their own monarch-friendly native gardens —that also benefit many kinds of wildlife—choosing the proper native plants for their ecotype, site, and weather conditions. Workshop participants will also learn to use their new native gardens as an environmental educational tool.
- How gardening for monarchs benefits many other wildlife species
- The human benefits of native gardening
- Importance of gardening with native plants
- Components of a native garden
- Creating native gardens in Texas, what to keep in mind
- Providing themed native gardens
- Growing your own native milkweed, the successful technique
- Basics of Landscape Designing (includes exercises)
- Installing and maintaining your new native garden
- Other resources and tools that will help you with your native gardening projects
- Virtual Tour to a recently installed native garden
Takeaway: We as citizen scientists and naturalists play an important role in preserving and protecting our natural heritage.
National Wildlife Federation – South Central Regional Center