HONESDALE - On Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in the Park Street Complex in Honesdale, Ed Perry from the National Wildlife Federation will present a seminar on Neighborly Natural Landscaping: How to decrease mowing and increase pollinators and birds.
This workshop will focus on ways each of us can reduce the population decline of bird species and pollinators right in our own backyards. Topics will include a discussion of what to plant, where to plant and where to get your plants, how to start a meadow, and how all this benefits our waterways.
Sarah Hall-Bagdonas, president of the Northeast PA Audubon Society will also present on native versus invasive species for this area. Each attendee will also receive a free “Seeds Ball.” This event is being sponsored by local Wayne/Pike County partners in conservation, SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), the Northeast PA, Audubon Society, Wayne Conservation District, and Delaware Highlands Conservancy with the National Wildlife Federation.
Why this is important:
The alarming decline of native pollinators has been well documented, but what is less well known, is the decline and potential loss of numerous bird species. A recent National Audubon Society report states: Our model predicts that 314 North American bird species are seriously threatened by climate change by the end of this century.
Since our changing climate is already affecting birds and pollinators, anything done to reduce carbon pollution will benefit those species. For example, running a lawn mower for one hour emits the same amount of carbon pollution as driving a car for one hundred miles, so reduced mowing will not only help rein in carbon pollution, but also help our native birds and pollinators that are already feeling the heat.
Park Street Complex is located at 648 Park Street (Route 6) in Honesdale, near Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The seminar is hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), the Northeast Audubon Society, the Wayne Conservation District and Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
For more information, visit www.seedsgroup.net or call 570-245-1256.