Consider a Pollinator-Friendly Garden...

Saturday, January 7, 2012 by

Tips for Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Article by the Nation Garden Bureau Every year in June, there is one week designated as National Pollinator Week.  In an effort to perpetuate such a great cause, National Garden Bureau offers help in planning a pollinator-friendly garden. Pollinators can include bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats and beetles.  The first three are the most popular pollinators when it comes to gardening, and there are great resources for choosing flowers and plants for those three. The non-profit group, Pollinator Partnership, has a very informative, easy-to-use tool on their website that allows you to enter your zip code to generate an area-specific planting guide that will help you create a pollinator-friendly garden. In addition to simply creating a pollinator-friendly garden, anyone can take it one step further and create a Certified...

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Members Only – Winter Bird Walk...

Saturday, January 7, 2012 by

Time: 8:30am – 10:30am Maximum: 16 participants, no walk-ins Join local bird expert, Dan Williams, as he leads a walk to identify the many birds that visit the arboretum each winter. Dan has been an active birder for over 30 years and travels internationally to enjoy birds and wildlife. He is past president of the American Birding Association and a member of the North Central Illinois Ornithological Society. The walk is free and exclusively for Klehm members. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged and will be used to purchase food for Klehm’s bird feeders. Be sure to dress for outdoor activities and bring your binoculars. Pre-registration is required. Call Klehm’s office to register at (815) 965-8146. Office hours are 9am – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday....

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