Bee Bird Friendly on Saturday, March 17th! In conjunction with the Wyoming Bee College conference, join your neighbors and friends for a special Habitat Hero event and learn how to garden for bees, birds, and butterflies. Location: Laramie County Community College. More information may be found here.
Ready to volunteer? A Habitat Hero demonstration garden is being planned at the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) office at 25th and Snyder. The planting event is scheduled for June 2, 2018 and activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Help us plant this community garden! All ages and all levels of experience welcome. Questions? Contact Dena Egenhoff, BOPU Water Conservation at email@example.com or call 307-637-6415.
And don’t forget – the Laramie County Master Gardener’s plant sale is coming up in May! The date is May 12, 2018 – you can buy plants and attend a free series of short lectures at the Laramie County Archer Complex. More information to come.
Resources for Habitat Heroes.
Are you interested in gardening for pollinators and other wildlife? Check out our collection of materials below.
Lecture Materials from 2017 Presentations:
- 2017 Habitat Hero Handout – recommendations of the best plants to grow in the Cheyenne area from Wyoming native plant expert Jane Dorn.
- 2016 Planning a Garden for Pollinators
- Habitat Hero Plant Wish List
- Habitat Hero Application and Resource Packet
You can purchase your own copy of Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home by Catherine Zimmerman. The cost is $ 35.00 and the DVD is available at https://themeadowproject.com/.
The Habitat Hero program, managed by Audubon Rockies, has a web site, http://rockies.audubon.org/habitat-heroes, that contains a wide variety of information, including how to apply for recognition for your garden. The application season usually opens in late summer.
Winter Sowing starts your garden at the perfect time – an interview with Michelle Bohanan by Barb Gorges (3/6/2016 Wyoming Tribune Eagle).
Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area, by Robert Dorn and Jane Dorn, is available at http://www.lulu.com as a print-on-demand book. (Go to “Shop”, then Search on “Dorn” in the “Home & Garden” section of lulu.com to find the book.) It has color photos of 500 native plants and information on how to grow them, and how to garden for wildlife. It is also now available as a digital disk from this Audubon Chapter for just $ 10.00. To purchase a copy, call Mark or Barb Gorges at 307-634-0463. You can also email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org and Barb at email@example.com
Plants with Altitude is another great resource by the UW Extension office. To purchase a copy ($ 5.00 per copy, $ 8.00 with shipping) call the Laramie County office at 307-633-4383. For more information, see their website at http://wyomingnativegardens.org/
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas Tallamy, is available at http://www.timberpress.com/ or at most bookstores.
Wyoming Wildscape is a Wyoming Game and Fish Department publication written and updated in Spring 2015 by non-game biologist Andrea Orabona. It has specific gardening instructions and a plant list.