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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat PART ONE

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat PART ONE

Time: March 3, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Matthews Community Center
Street: 100 McDowell Street
City/Town: Matthews
Website or Map:…
Phone: 704 814 0877
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Carol Buie-Jackson
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2009

Event Description

If you aren't in awe of nature, you aren't paying attention.

Prepare for an adventure that will bring you beauty, peace and wonder. Join Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK), a chapter of the NC Wildlife Federation, for a two part series on creating a haven for wildlife that will introduce you to the natural world surrounding us.

On March 3, HAWK President and Habitat Steward, Carol Buie-Jackson will present how to provide the four critical elements wildlife need to survive and thrive as Part One of the Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat series. Whether your habitat is a small courtyard, a large plantation, or something in between, attendees will learn the fundamentals of providing food, water, shelter and places to raise young for a variety of our native wildlife. We will also discuss sustainable gardening practices, the importance of planting with native plants, soil and water stewardship, reducing lawn size and reducing chemical usage to ensure your habitat is a healthy place for the wildlife that live among us.

On April 7, Landscape Designer and Habitat Steward, Mary Bures will continue this series with Part Two, Site Analysis and Plant Selection, when she presents how to work with nature to create a wildlife habitat that is low maintenance, supports wildlife and meets the needs of you and your family while going beyond your greatest expectations in providing sensual awareness and awe and wonder where you once found work and hassle! Mary's interest in the outdoors and nature has always been a part of her life and she enjoys helping others see, appreciate, understand and value the beauty and wonder of our natural world and believes when someone understands and values something, they are better able to care for and protect it.

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David Lutton
General Manager

110 Matthews Station
704 321 1544
Elgin Kenna
General Manager


Items of Interest

In response to the increasing interest in native plants and the environment, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens has partnered with the NC Native Plant Society and the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers to offer a series of in-depth courses combining lecture and hands-on learning, leading to a Certificate in Native Plant Studies.

What can be gained from pursuing the Certificate?

* A solid foundation of knowledge and appreciation of the Piedmont flora and its ecology – for personal or professional benefit.
* Training in identification, plant selection, planning and maintenance of gardens and landscapes that primarily utilize native plants, and other specialized skills (depending on electives chosen).

Who should pursue a Certificate?
* Home gardeners
* Naturalists
* Habitat stewards
* Landscapers & land developers
* Environmentalists, conservationists
* Environmental educators

Click here for more information

Mecklenburg County created an extensive list of native plants, their soil and light requirements and what they provide for wildlife. Feel free to download these files to your computer
Native Tree List.xls

Native Flower List.xls

Native Shrub List.xls

Native Grass List.xls

Invasive Plants of North Carolina

Meck County Invasive list and native alternatives.doc


Downloadable guidelines on how to attract bats and where to put your bat house from Bat Conservation International



Wildlife Action Plan

Implementing the NC Wildlife Action Plan.doc

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