Events

National Wildlife Federation David Mizejewski presents Gardening for Wildlife May 5, 2019

On May 5th, Friends of Skidaway Audubon and the Landings Garden Club will be hosting a presentation by David Mizejewski from The National Wildlife Federation.

David is a naturalist, television personality and a well-known and acclaimed spokesperson for NWF. His topic for our presentation will be “Gardening for Wildlife”. He points out that the need to restore wildlife habitat in our cities, towns and neighborhoods is greater than ever. The Monarch butterfly population has plummeted, as have populations of many native bees. New classes of pesticides have emerged posing additional risks to wildlife. Many songbird and amphibian species continue to decline and today we face an unprecedented wildlife crisis, with one third of American species at risk of extinction in the coming decades. What can we do to help?  David will give us some suggestions and answer questions you may have concerning your own garden. He will also explain how we can have our gardens certified by NWF as wildlife sanctuaries.

Please join us for this special event in the Plantation Club ballroom.  This event is free to members of Friends of Skidaway Audubon and the Landings Garden Club.  Non-members will be $10.00 at the door

Doors open at 4:30 PM.  Please join us for light hors d’oeuvres and one of the Signature Skidaway Audubon drinks at the member/cash bar.  Experience the Bee Sting, Milkweed Martini, or the non-alcohol Pollinators Punch.  David Mizejewski’s presentation will start at 5:00PM.

An opportunity to purchase David’s newest book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition and book signing will take place immediately after the presentation at 6:00pm.

Earth day Celebration at Picnic in the Park on April 20, 2019

To celebrate Earth Day,  The Friends of Skidaway Audubon will have an area at Picnic in the Park sponsored by the TLA on April 20, 2019  where the  kids can make Seed Balls to attract Butterflies and Birds to their own pollinator garden.  Just throw the seed ball in your garden and watch the flowers grow, then watch the butterflies show up

Victory Garden co owner  Kerry Shay and staff will show us how to make the seed balls.  Victory Gardens will also have some 4 inch pollinator plants for sale.

Please join us at the Picnic in the Park from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday,  April  20th.  This event is free to all.

Donations to Friends of Skidaway  are welcome

To learn more about seed balls  visit  https://www.audubon.org/news/making-seed-balls-help-birds

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