Bring home the birds, bees & butterflies! Watch a red-eyed vireo feed caterpillars to her chicks, a bumblebee collect pollen, and a swallowtail butterfly emerge from its chrysalis – all in your backyard!
Colleen Cirillo, Director of Education at the Toronto Botanical Garden will be joining us to share tips on to create beautiful biodiverse gardens through careful plant choice, design, and maintenance.
Colleen has spent many years in the world of nature interpretation, protection and restoration, including more than a decade at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and 2.5 years at Ontario Nature. She is also a volunteer board member of the North American Native Plant Society, and a committee member for the Ontario Invasive Plant Council. Colleen is an avid native plant gardener who has a special place in her heart for under-appreciated native shrubs such as serviceberry and chokeberry, which provide nourishment for bugs, birds and people.
This talk will be followed by a walk through the savannah gardens in the Nature Centre's Outdoor Urban Restoration Space, our outdoor classroom.
These events are drop-in & suited to an adult and youth ages 10+ audience. Suggested donation is $5.
For more information on other events in this summer's Speaker Series check out our website!
Thank you to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for your support of this project!