Saturday, April 8, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Crow’s Nest Preserve
201 Piersol Road, Elverson, PA 19520
Native plants support wildlife and bring beauty to backyards of all sizes. We all have the power to attract birds and bees to our own patch of earth, and help them survive in a challenging world. In the documentary Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home (The Meadow Project, 2016), renowned entomologist and Natural Lands Trust board member Dr. Douglas Tallamy promotes the vision of conservation landscaping for the benefit of humans and wildlife.
The film highlights inspiring stories of community commitments to sustainable development, with science-based solutions to landscaping. Doug explains the critical ecological connections between native plants and insects, showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.
Award winning director Catherine Zimmerman criss-crossed the country to visit Hometown Habitat heroes who are making a difference, one garden at a time. Catherine and her film crew introduce us to ecologists, entomologists, and other experts who share the science behind planning and installing low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscapes.
Natural Lands Trust Crow’s Nest Preserve encompasses 621 acres along French Creek, featuring woodlands, meadows, and riparian stream habitats. With guidance from Doug Tallamy and following best-management practices, we actively plant and manage native species, and remove competing invasives.
Join us for a screening of the documentary, and learn how you can go native in your own backyard! Bring a potluck dessert to share afterwards.
Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
Note that events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants.
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