Wild Ones Twin Cities February Program

 Tuesday, February 21

In-Person with Hybrid Online Option

Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423

Meet and Greet at Wood Lake | 6:30 pm 
Meet and Chat on Zoom | 6:45 pm
Announcements and Program | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Landscaping for Wildlife

Presenter: L. Peter MacDonagh

The news is filled with dire predictions for our natural world, and it’s wildlife.

More and more of our smaller native fauna have gone from common to rare to threatened; including songbirds, insects, pollinators and amphibians. What to do? The positive answer is to take action by hosting wildlife on your land. No matter how small your plot or garden, these actions will help make wildlife more at home.

All available places that you provide for wildlife to live and reproduce, helps. The four key ingredients of habitat enhancement for wildlife we will focus on are: food, water, shelter and structure. Think of it as setting the table for your wildlife guests. Specific wildlife habitat enhancement tools will be shown. This lecture will focus on smaller wildlife, many weighed in grams or maybe ounces; but all less than one pound in weight.

In our fraying natural world, taking these habitat actions can rejuvenate, both us and wildlife. Recent research has shown that this stewardship in our gardens is a critically important action for both our health and well-being.

While this is not the answer to all the troubles of our world’s wildlife, it is part of the solution. 

L. Peter MacDonagh PLA, FASLA, RHS. 
Landscape Architect, Horticulturist, Arborist. Director & Principal Emeritus; Co-founder of Kestrel Design Group (1990-2020). Adjunct Faculty University of Minnesota (1999 to present). Cert. Ornamental Horticulture, National Botanic Garden Ireland (1980); Bachelor Landscape Architecture/BLA University Minnesota (1985); Master Professional Studies Horticulture/MPSH, University Minnesota (2018). Specialist in Urban Trees, Green Infrastructure, Stormwater Management, Native Plants, Soil Bioengineering, Wetlands, Habitat Enhancement. 

Program is free and open to the public


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Thanks to everyone who attended and helped with our Winter Seed Sowing on January 14th!

Almost 500 packets of native Minnesota wildflower and grass seed were distributed and sown for planting in spring!