Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

There's many ways you can celebrate Earth Day in your backyard and in your community!

Together, we can Share the Habitat!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 25th: Master Gardener Plant Sale!

Master Gardener Foundation of Pierce County Annual Plant Sale
When: April 25th from 9:30 – 4:00 and April 26 from 10:00 -3:00
Where: Allmendinger Hall, 2606 W. Pioneer, in Puyallup.

Native Plants, Vegetables, Perennials, Annuals, Succulents, Trees, Shrubs, Bushes, Vendors, Book Sale, Raffle, Free Seminar and Parking. Come early for the best selection. Visit or call 253-847-7601 for more info.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 25th: How to Create Your Own Bird-Friendly Garden

Saturday April 25th from 10:00am-11:30am
“HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BIRD-FRIENDLY GARDEN” presented by Emily Bishton, landscape designer and educator

The class will include:
• A table display with hands-on examples of plants, nesting boxes, bird nests, books, etc. for children and adults to explore.
• A brief PowerPoint presentation on the topic, that illustrates how to add wildlife-friendly features to your own garden, to attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
• Info on Bird-Friendly maintenance techniques for your garden.
• A guided tour of the Community Center's Bird-Friendly Landscape.
• Take home materials such as a Top 10 Native Plants List, The 4 Keys to Success, and other educational materials.
• Question and Answer time.

Location: Magnuson Community Center Building 477110 62nd Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98115

For more info or to register for the class, contact the Community Center staff at 206-684-7026 or visit

April 29th: Water Features for Wildlife evening class at Woodland Park Zoo

Clean, fresh water is a crucial part of any habitat. Join Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Woodland Park Zoo staff in learning about the variety of ways you can provide water for urban wildlife in your own backyard, including logistics and construction considerations about ponds, birdbaths and fountains.

Date and time: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $20
To register, please see the zoo's website:

Amazing Local Backyard Habitat Website!

Check out Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat Community Certification Project's website; it's chockful of information and resources about wildlife and backyard habitats. Their Events Calendar alone is enough to keep you busy all summer long!