Hundreds of children lined up in Eagle Watch park on March 21 to search for Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny — and receive a gift of a butterfly garden kit! The kit was courtesy of a new group in Eagle Watch, Birds, Bees & Butterflies.
The volunteer group is working toward Community Habitat certification for Eagle Watch through the National Wildlife Federation. “We do this by committing to the care of our environment — creating yards and common areas friendly to birds, bees and butterflies. We are here to help our neighbors certify their yards as certified wildlife habitats,” explained Mary Schuster, master gardener and one of the group’s volunteers.
For tip sheets and videos to guide you in creating a go-to garden for butterflies, birds and other animals, go to www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/About/Resources.
– Ann Litrel is an artist and certified Master Naturalist. She instructs nature journal workshops and paints in her studio, Ann Litrel Art, in Towne Lake.