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Landscaping for Birds, Butterflies and Other Critters

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Adding native plants to your landscape design can bring your yard to life with colorful native birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Many of our butterflies, moths and other insects have adapted to specific native plants for larval food and nectar sources; including native shrubs, trees and other plants in your yard can attract the beneficial insects and serve to provide seeds and fruit that our birds have become accustomed to seeking out throughout their annual life cycles.  Native plants in your yard can make even the most suburban of neighborhoods a much more friendly place for nesting and migrating birds alike.

Come learn how native trees, shrubs and other plants can help bring your yard to life!


Patrick Comins is executive director of the Connecticut Audubon Society. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and has worked in the bird conservation field for over 20 years. Patrick began his career with the Connecticut Audubon Society undertaking bird surveys at the McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, and served as the director of bird conservation for Audubon Connecticut for nearly 17 years before coming to the Connecticut Audubon Society. He is a past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. He is a member of the Connecticut Forest Practices Advisory Board, a position appointed by the Governor and a founding member and past chair of the Friends of the Silvio O Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan.


April 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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