March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Campus
306 Dickop St
South Beloit, IL 61080
Therese Oldenburg

Wild Up Your Backyard – How To Transform Your Yard Into a Wildlife Oasis

Sunday, March 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

No matter how big your outside space is, you can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. You will learn how easy it is to do it in your own yard in this free program held at Nature At The Confluence.

Guest speaker Mary Anne Mathwich, member of the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers for 23 years, will share how she has invited nature into her yard by introducing native plants into the landscape. You’ll learn the process of turning a “pollinator desert” of a yard into an oasis for butterflies, moths, bees, birds and other creatures.

Master Naturalist Therese Oldenburg will also share how to certify your yard as a “Wildlife Habitat” or “Monarch Waystation”.  Turning your yard, balcony container garden, school yard, or work landscape into a certified wildlife habitat or waystation is fun, easy, and makes a big difference for neighborhood wildlife.

  • Free program.
  • Donations to support our gardens are welcome.
  • Registration is not required.