Sustainable Queen Anne is teaching neighbors how to make their yards wildlife friendly

Posted on March 18th, 2010 by Sara Willy

Interested in learning how to make your backyard attractive for birds, butterflies and other small critters? Attend the next Sustainable Queen Anne meeting on Monday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 2501 Westview Drive W (on the corner of Wheeler) and hear how you can craft your yard into a wildlife haven.

Guest speaker Courtney Sullivan from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat program will talk about tips for making your garden wildlife friendly. A Q&A will follow.

Courtney Sullivan from the National Wildlife Federation who will talk about how you can make your yard into backyard habitat. We gardeners, even beginners, can help be part of the solution to restoring the health of the Puget Sound region. The four basic components are food, water, cover and places to raise young. Small changes in your yard can create these features.

After the speaker and Q&A portions conclude, SQA will continue planning future activities for the year, including the tool sharing library and bag share. Dinner will be provided.

With the motto “neighbors in stewardship and collaboration,” Sustainable Queen Anne works to “enhance the natural resources and social well-being of our community, our city and our region.” SQA holds monthly meetings on the 4th Mondays, at 6:30 pm. All are invited to attend. They strive to bring a guest speaker to each meeting and run community conscious projects. To read up on past projects or meeting minutes, see their website.