Lake Erie Science Series: Native Landscapes
Learn about native landscapes with Carrie Elvey in this Lake Erie Science Series program on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.
Each year, more and more people are converting lawns to native landscapes, adding water and food sources for wildlife and reducing chemical use in their backyards. This landscaping for wildlife is richly rewarding, but it can also be a lot of work.
Often, we spend so much time doing all this work that we forget to stop and smell the (native) roses. Through natural history stories, nature journal prompts and outdoor activities you can do at home, this program will help you regain your childhood sense of wonder among the native plants you have nurtured. From wasps that change the behavior of caterpillars to crab spiders that change color to hunt for prey – these amazing stories are waiting to be discovered in your own backyard. If you haven’t jumped on the native landscape bandwagon yet, you’ll go home with resources to help.
Carrie Elvey is an Ohio naturalist with a passion for sharing the amazing natural history stories unfolding in our own backyards. She is currently the lead naturalist for Darwin’s Dream based in Holmes County and is dedicated to fostering connection with the natural world through education, exploration and art.