Friday Feb 10, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Participants learn to create pollinator-friendly yards with an emphasis on using native plants.
The Albuquerque Chapter of the New Mexico Native Plant Society will present a two-day Pollinator Habitat Design Workshop to help participants create pollinator-friendly habitats in their yards. Workshop dates are Friday evening, February 10, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; cost: $55.00 per person (lunch included).
The workshop program will emphasize beautifully designed yards using native plants. Landscaping with native plants helps sustain wildlife displaced by development. Workshop speakers will discuss habitat requirements for attracting butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, plant selection, and basic design criteria. Plenty of garden photos and videos will help participants visualize their future landscape. Speakers at the two-day workshop include authors George Miller (“Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest”), Judith Phillips (“Growing the Southwest Garden”), Olivia Carril (“The Bees in Your Backyard”), Steve Cary (“Butterfly Landscapes of New Mexico”), and Virginia Burris (habitat landscape designer). See the NPS website, www.NPSNM.org, for full program schedule, speaker bios, and registration form.