The presence of wildlife creates a thrilling element of life and color in our gardens. The focus of this class will be on creating an inviting and healthy environment for all manner of wildlife – birds, pollinators, reptiles, beneficial insects, and bats.
We will provide ideas for yards big to tiny. We will study the best plants to provide food and shelter and how to create water features that are easily used by birds and insects. We will also explore the many types of nesting boxes and feeding stations for birds and take an in-depth look at providing shelter for creatures all year around.
You will learn the five elements needed to become a National Wildlife Foundation certified habitat: Food, Water, Cover, Places to Raise Young, Sustainable Practices.
Our speaker Leah Puhlman is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. Leah has years of experience working with mason bees, hosting them in her own garden and elsewhere. In 2021, she hosted 30,000 mason bees.