Ecological Landscape Expert Kim Eierman to Speak at Birds and Bees: Wildlife Needs
Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Bedford Audubon Society
Ecological landscape expert Kim Eierman of Bronxville will present two gardening workshops at the “Birds and Bees: Wildlife Needs” series on Saturday, May 17 at the Bedford Audubon Society in Katonah.
Eierman will show homeowners how they can turn their own landscapes into wildlife oases. In this practical workshop, presented at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Eierman will talk about the whys and hows of native plant interactions with birds, bees and other pollinators. Attendees are advised to come dressed for gardening.
(Kim Eierman in her Bronxville garden, by Tania Savayan, TJN)
Presented by the Bedford Audubon Society, Westchester Land Trust, Mianus River Gorge and Pound Ridge Land, Birds and Bees: Wildlife Needs is free and open to the general public. The Bedford Audubon Society is located at 35 Todd Road in Katonah, NY.
For full details visit westchesterlandtrust.org/birds-and-bees.
Here’s a closer look at the four events, courtesy of a press release from the Land Trust:
Birds & Bees: Wildlife Needs kicks off on Earth Day–Tuesday, April 22nd–with a lecture entitled, NIMBY: Nature in My Backyard, by Dr. Chris Nagy, Mianus River Gorge’s Director of Science and Land Management. Dr. Nagy will focus on the connectedness of animals, plants and humans in our region while highlighting the role that preserves and private lands play in the protection of our quality of life and the environment. This portion of the series will be held at Bedford Historical Society’s Historic Hall (608 Old Post Road, Bedford). Light refreshments will be served at 7:00. The lecture begins at 7:30pm.
Ecologist Jonathan Rosenthal, Co-founder of the Ecological Research Institute, will lead two exploratory field walks (10:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm) on Sunday, April 27th in Pound Ridge. Participants will hunt for and observe insects foraging on plants and learn how native and invasive plants differ as host plants for caterpillars.
Birding enthusiasts are encouraged to join Bedford Audubon’s Naturalist-in-Residence, Tait Johansson, and Pound Ridge Land Conservancy Board Member, Matt Coulter, on Sunday, May 4th from 8 to 10am, to observe the varied habitats of the Clark Preserve (Autumn Ridge Road, Pound Ridge). Expect to see and hear lots of migratory songbirds!
Birds & Bees: Wildlife Needs concludes on Saturday, May 17, with a workshop at Bedford Audubon’s Leon Levy Native Garden at Bylane Farm (35 Todd Road, Katonah). Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial, will facilitate Birds & Bees in the Garden – a hands-on workshop on how and why native plants interact with birds, bees, and other pollinators. Learn techniques and tips for transforming your own home landscape into a wildlife oasis! The workshop will be offered in two sessions, 10:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm.
To RSVP to any of the events in this series, contact Tate Bushell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Kim Eierman and her company, EcoBeneficial!, visit http://www.ecobeneficial.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ecobeneficial and Twitter https://twitter.com/EcoBeneficial.
Kim Eierman is an environmental horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She is the Founder of EcoBeneficial! a horticulture communications and consulting company. Eierman teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center and several other institutions. She is an active speaker on many ecological gardening topics, presenting at industry conferences, garden clubs, nature centers and more. A Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Eierman is also a Master Gardener, a Master Naturalist, an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional and a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center.