Attract Monarch Butterflies and Wildlife by Creating a NWF-Backyard Certified Habitat

April 9, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI EventsParks and Land

APRIL 10, 2014 – “Attract Butterflies, Songbirds & Bees through Backyard Conservation”

(Attract Monarch Butterflies and Wildlife by  Create a Certified Backyard Habitat NOW!)

Habitat Ambassador Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa

City Folk’s Farm Shop - 4760 N High St · Columbus, OH


Description:The presentation will cover the four basic elements needed to become a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat in any size yard. Please bring photos of your existing garden(s) to share in a discussion with the group or take this opportunity to design a wildlife garden. The program will cover the four basic elements of a “Certified Wildlife Habitat”: Food, Water, Cover and Places to Raise Young.

You will have the opportunity to:

Preview your current garden design or draw a new design for your yard

Re-design or expand garden space where you want to create a wildlife habitat

Receive resources and information to complete your plan

Complete an application to become a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat at the end of the program (A $20.00 non-refundable application fee- REQUIRED with application, check can be made out to NWF)

Instructor Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa is a certified National Wildlife Federation Habitat Ambassador. She gives presentations and exhibits about fun, easy and inexpensive ways to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other backyard wildlife to your yard. She created a Certified Wildlife Habitat, which includes a rain garden, four prairie gardens, and restored existing landscape to include over 150 native species of plants, shrubs and trees in her own yard. In return, her yard is home for everything from Monarch butterflies to the endangered Lark Sparrow. Barbara shares her passion for nature with her young grandsons, who help her with wildlife gardening. Her grandsons enjoy watching the caterpillars change into butterflies. She is a certified Master Gardener and uses her Early Childhood Education degree to be an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Facilitator. Barbara’s hobby is nature photography, as you will experience in her colorful PowerPoint show.

Cost: $25 (Instructor fees will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat Program.)

Register below, at City Folk’s Farm Shop, by calling 946-5553, or emailing Your registration is not complete and we cannot hold your place in the class without payment. If you cannot use paypal, you may pay over the phone by calling 614-946-5553 or by cash, check, or credit cart in the shop.

Price: $25.00Start Time: 6:30 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Date: April 10, 2014

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