“Habitat Hero: Grow for Butterflies, Bees and Birds,” is the first of this spring’s High Plains Gardening Lecture Series put on by the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and Laramie County Master Gardeners.
The lecture will be 1 – 3 p.m., Jan. 28, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.
Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, keyword: Habitat Hero. Tickets are also available at Gardening with Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue, for cash or check purchases only. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out.
The lecture will begin with excerpts from the film by Catherine Zimmerman, “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” featuring Douglas Tallamy. Jane Dorn, Wyoming native plant expert and co-author of “Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area,” will then lead a panel of Cheyenne Habitat Heroes discussing how they garden for pollinators and other wildlife. Panel members are Maggie McKenzie, Kylee Stewart, Tava Collins, Barb Gorges, and Michelle Bohanan.
Habitat Hero is a program of Audubon Rockies. See http://rockies.audubon.org/programs/habitat-hero-education. Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society is sponsoring the lecture.
This lecture series also includes: The Ins and Outs of Fairy Gardens with Kim Houck of Fort Collins Nursery, Feb. 25 Dirtiest Garden Secrets Revealed with Jeff Lowenfels, a popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using concepts of the soil food web, Mar. 25.
Tickets for the entire lecture series are $40.
Visit www.botanic.org or call (307) 637-6458 for more information.