Wild Ones hosts program on native gardens and migrating birds

Staff Report

Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will be holding a program titled “Native Gardens to Attract Migrating Birds” on Thursday, September 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Woodward Technology Center at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road.

Marion Thill, of Cook County, will present a slide presentation showing native shrubs, perennials and annuals which will attract migrating birds.

Millions of birds fly through our region twice yearly. Those attending the program will learn how to make their yard a welcome respite for their long journey with native plants that will provide food and shelter.

Marian Thill earned her Master Gardener Certificate from the Chicago Botanical Garden and became a Certified Naturalist through the Morton Arboretum. She is also a bird monitor through the Bird Conservation Network. She is currently using her vast wealth of knowledge to educate children and adults on how to use native plantings to attract birds and butterflies to local gardens.

This program is free and open to the public. Come early and browse the library, merchandise and refreshment tables. Wild Ones welcomes and appreciates new members. For further information, call 815-627-0344 or visit  wildonesrrvc.com.

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