Bees, Birds, Blooms and Your Native Garden Workshop, March 16, 10am-12pm
Pollinator gardening is on the rise as “wild” gardens have become a trend, and birdwatching has grown exponentially over the past few years. Join Jennifer Lazewski, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and Master Gardener Volunteer educator, on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-12pm for a presentation and garden design workshop. Help pollinators thrive with native plants and continuous blooms! Feed birds with the seeds and fruit created by those pollinators! Travel through the seasons from spring to fall learning about native bees and birds, their annual life cycles, and the native plants that support them.
Immediately following the presentation, you are invited to join Jennifer and DNR staff for a hands-on native garden planning workshop. We will provide you with a grid and plant templates to help you create your own native garden masterpiece. If possible, please bring along a Google Earth printout of your yard, along with the space dimensions, lighting and soil type of the desired area. We would love to offer you suggestions and ideas to help transform your yard into a pollinator paradise!
In addition to her birding conservation job, Jennifer Lazewski has been a Master Gardener Volunteer educator in Milwaukee County since 2015. She focuses on native plants and gardening for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Jennifer is also a Master Naturalist who volunteers in land management and community science projects such as the Bumble Bee Brigade. She continues to expand the native habitat in her urban Wauwatosa yard and learn more about the different insects, birds and other wildlife that live in it.