Backyards For Nature

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The Backyards for Nature Co-Directors are available to present programs to organizations in southeastern Pennsylvania. Three different digital presentations are offered, each approximately 45 minutes long followed by a question and answer period. These programs have been presented to bird clubs, nature organizations, garden clubs, and township residents groups. The fee, which goes to Valley Forge Audubon Society, is $100.  Currently, all three programs are virtual only.

Creating a Healthy Backyard Habitat

This program offers an introduction to attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your yard and discusses the key role locally native plants play in a healthy backyard habitat. Strategies for providing the key elements wildlife needs – food, water, cover, and places to raise young — are described.

Hosting and Observing Birds in Your Yard

The essential ingredients for a yard that attracts and helps birds throughout the seasons will be described.  Emphasis is placed on choosing and growing locally native plants that meet the habitat needs of both resident and migrating birds.  Tips will be provided for observing and enjoying the birds that visit your property, and helping to keep them safe.

Planting with Purpose: Saving Nature at Home and Beyond

Want a yard alive with birds, butterflies, and other interesting creatures – one that’s attractive and welcoming to family and friends, too?  Though habitat is disappearing and many species are declining, even small changes in your yard can help nature in a big way. Learn how you can garden with native plants for beauty — and for nature.

To schedule a program for your organization, send an email to Edie Parnum, Co-Director, or fill out the form below.

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Learn how to create a healthy habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife at home.

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