Habitat Hero

2016-07-03-dscf7251Welcome Habitat Heroes!  The lecture on January 28th “Habitat Hero: Grow for Butterflies, Bees, and Birds” was an unprecedented success, with over 100 attending.  In fact, the response was so great that some people did not receive a copy of the handouts.

Fortunately, these materials (and much more!) may be downloaded on this site.  For more information and to help you stay in touch with events that may interest you, consider signing up to follow our blog.  News and events will be updated on this page as well, so check back periodically to learn more about gardening for pollinators and other wildlife.  2016-07-03-dscf7244

 January 28, 2017 Lecture Materials

Did you enjoy the film shown for this event?  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/.

Ready to volunteer?  A Habitat Hero demonstration garden is being planned at the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities office at 25th and Snyder.  If you’d like to help, please contact Jack Palma at jpalma@hollandhart.com.

And don’t forget – the Laramie County Master Gardener’s plant sale is coming up in May! The date is May 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building M at the Laramie County Archer complex, 3967 Archer Parkway.  Follow our blog for a reminder.  2016-07-03-dscf7284

Additional Resources

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.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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 mgorges@juno.com and Barb at bgorges4@msn.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.