Talk on attracting wildlife and birds with native plants
CAMDEN - Hildy Ellis of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will lead a presentation on how to attract wildlife and birds with native plants at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 19 at 12 p.m.
While both native and non-native plants can provide local wildlife with food and shelter, native plants are the most efficient and beneficial for attracting birds, insects, and mammals. Ellis's talk will highlight native shrubs, groundcover, and perennials that are great for wildlife, your garden, and your wallet.
Hildy Ellis is the District Coordinator for the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. She has a degree in horticulture from the University of Maine, where she conducted graduate research on ornamental invasive plants.
This talk is part of Merryspring's 2013 Winter Talk Series, co-sponsored by The First and Allen Insurance and Financial. Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members.
Merryspring is located at 30 Conway Road, just off of Route 1 by the Hannaford Shopping Plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.