ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Birds, Insects, Native Plants and Much More:
Inviting the Web of Life into Your Yard
The program content is a result of the collaborative work of the Education Committee of Wild Ones River City Chapter (WORC).
Presented by Martha MacCleery, WORC Education Chair
During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are pleased to offer you this virtual program while you "Stay Home, Stay Safe." This program originally was to be presented at our scheduled March meeting, which was canceled. Marty MacCleery kindly offered to revise the program for digital access with specific help by the Program Committee, and input by WORC Board. Special thanks to Sue Aagaard, of the West Michigan Conservation Network, for her help with ZOOM.
The program will provide wonderful nuggets of information for beginners, veterans, and everyone in between!
- What is our cultural history of large lawns and choosing exotic plants for our landscapes?
- How do native plants increase insects in our yard and thus help birds?
- How to transform your yard into a nourishing “foraging hub” that provides ecosystem services such as food, shelter, and nesting sites for wildlife?
- Should your yard be all native plants? Not necessarily.
- Are there differences in ecosystem services provided by native plants? Yes!
- What are some examples of native plants and shrubs and what are their requirements?