Saturday, January 25th
Habitat Corridors and Earth-friendly Yard Maintenance
Meredith Tucker, CFC Community Education Committee
This two-part program is the basis for all of our 2014 winter programs. We will introduce our exciting new Habitat Corridors initiative and follow up with suggestions for how to maintain yards in an earth-friendly manner. Bring your questions!
Saturday, February 22nd
The Homeowner and the Water Cycle
Kurt O. Thomsen, Coordinator, Flint Creek Watershed Partnership
Learn how to deal successfully with rainwater on your property, keeping the rain where it falls to infiltrate the substratum and replenish groundwater.
Saturday, March 22nd
Creating Amphibian-Friendly Yards
Michael Redmer, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Michael Redmer enthralled our audience two years ago with his frog/turtle prgram. Now he will tell us how to invite these valuable creatures to our properties and sustain them there.
Saturday, April 12th
Gardening for Birds and Pollinators
Judy Pollock, Director of Bird Conservations, Audubon Chicago Region and Kelsay Shaw, Possiblity Place Nursery
Two excellent presenters will show how to make yards attractive to birds and pollinators and how to keep them safe and functioning there. Judy Pollock shares her avian expertise with us for the third time while Kelsay Shaw shows why native trees and shrubs are especially vital to nurturing birds and native inserts.