Evening Walks with Alan: Exploring the Wildlife Garden
Thursday, August 22
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Gardens can be beneficial to wildlife, and visa versa! Join Alan for a walk in the Wildlife Garden to:
- Understand the complex symbiosis between plants and animals, from insects to mammal
- Look for wildlife, such as Monarch butterflies nectaring on blazing stars or sphinx moths coming out at dusk
- Get tips on what plants to grow in your own garden to invite wildlife such as pollinators and song birds
- Learn the basics of deterring unwanted wildlife
- As Minnesotans know, Mother Nature can be unpredictable…that is the joy and spontaneity of nature, and of these explorations. Be prepared for the weather and a possible change of subject matter based on what Mother Nature has in store for participants during this session.
- Park and meet at the Snyder Lobby.
Limit 20, Wildlife Garden Parking Lot
$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission