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Birds and Backyard Habitats [East Bremerton]

“Enl!ghten: Kitsap Community Forum is pleased to have Janine Schutt present on Creating a Backyard Bird Habitat. It is time to think about gardening: what to plant, who will benefit from it and other considerations for creating and maintaining backyard bird habitats. Janine Schutt works as a Para educator for the Central Kitsap School District and as a part-time Chaplain for the Department of Corrections. She is a past president of Kitsap Audubon Society and the bird columnist for West Sound Home and Garden magazine. In addition to being an avid birder and photographer, Janine is also an experienced gardener. She plants her gardens with two things in mind: birds and beauty. In this presentation, Janine will teach us about the importance of creating backyard habitats. She will explore the necessity of planting native vegetation and suggest plant species that attract the most birds. She will also discuss the value of providing natural cover from predators, access to water, nesting cavities, and other ways to make our yards more wildlife friendly. An expert on hummingbird gardens, Janine will share her knowledge of perennials that serve as easy to maintain hummingbird magnets.

Special guests, Knox Cellars Mason Bees, will be providing a display table with information about these garden friendly native pollinating bees and will answer questions you might have on starting a bee colony.

- Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive Bremerton, WA.
- When: May 17, 2019, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
     6:00 to 6:30: Sign-in and networking, snacks, coffee & tea
     6:30 to 8:30: Presentation followed by discussion
- Cost: Donation at the door

Please register at our website, http://www.enlightenkitsap.org so we can plan for seating and refreshments.

Thank you for your support and interest in Enl!ghten and please share our attached flyer.
From the Enl!ghten team: Barbara Boas, Lynn Willmott, Barb Willock, Suzanne Holland, Karen Leader Scott, and Carol Dudley”
— source: 29 Apr 2019 e-announcement from enlighten.kitsap@gmail.com