Go wild! Backyard Habitat Workshop just days away at Camp Long


Don’t just have a garden – much less a yard – how about a “backyard wildlife habitat”? A unique four-part workshop to show you how is just days away, so here are the details one more time:

Backyard Habitat Workshop at Camp Long

Join Woodland Park Zoo, National Wildlife Federation, Seattle Audubon, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Native Plant Society at Camp Long for this informative workshop on creating a backyard wildlife habitat. Meet experts and get hands-on experience that will show how to attract birds and other wildlife to your backyard, select and care for native plants, recognize and remove invasive plants species, conserve water, manage your backyard without the use of chemical herbicides and pesticides, place feeders and bird houses, get your backyard, schoolyard or community garden certified as a Backyard Habitat.

This is a four-part workshop:
– Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
– Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
– Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
– Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $75 (or $140 for couples); scholarships available for members of West Seattle Garden Club and local neighborhood associations

To register, please see the zoo’s website:

3 Replies to "Go wild! Backyard Habitat Workshop just days away at Camp Long"

  • Keith March 6, 2009 (10:53 am)

    This is a great program, very informative and useful.

  • KSJ March 6, 2009 (3:00 pm)

    I’ll be attending and looking forward to it. Found out about it from Sustainable West Seattle. I hope to learn a lot, and share what I learn with neighbors.

  • Mike D. March 6, 2009 (4:47 pm)

    We have been so very pleased to have turned our sloped and once grassy, weedy, and bird free backyard into a thriving space for all kinds of wildlife. Year round, birds of all types flock to our yard. We used free arborist woodchips spread thickly over the existing grass and planted many low cost bareroot NW native plants from the King Conservation District. The book titled Landscaping For Wildlife In The Pacific NW was our bible. It has been a short three years since we started and the yard has gone from night to day! Oh yes, no lawn mower is now needed:)

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