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UF/IFAS Extension: Landscaping for Wildlife

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Tarpon Springs, FL

UF/IFAS Extension: Landscaping for Wildlife

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Florida has a diverse wildlife population, but rapid growth throughout Florida is destroying native wildlife habitat. We notice the loss of birds, butterflies and other wildlife in our communities but do not realize that our landscapes and maintenance practices can be part of the problem.  In this class you will learn to create a habitat that encourages wildlife by:

  • Increasing the variety of plants in your landscape design.
  • Creating natural corridors with bordering properties to allow wildlife to move through the larger neighborhood.
  • Following Florida Yards & Neighborhoods recommended landscape maintenance practices… and more!

By making some basic changes to your landscaping plan, you can create a yard that will provide habitat for a variety of birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

This program is best suited for adults.  Class will be held in the classroom building- the first cluster of buildings you see when walking up the boardwalk from the main parking area.  Please plan to arrive early as it takes a few minutes to walk in from the parking lot. 

 Reservation policy

Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.

 


 

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Have questions about UF/IFAS Extension: Landscaping for Wildlife? Contact Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)


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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.

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