Meeting Program – GO NATIVE! Restoring the Ecology of Your Backyard for Birds by Brad Guhr
April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Restoring the ecology of our own backyards starts with the plants that we nurture. Basic ecological food chain principles teach us that if we plant a greater diversity of native plants in our landscapes, we will be able to host greater wildlife diversity including birds. Brad will discuss how native plant landscaping and giving thoughtful consideration to your property conditions, the plants you can grow, and best management practices to get them established all contribute to the level of success you can have in attracting wildlife. Ecological landscaping is a rewarding, lifelong endeavor and the best time to start is now.
Prior to moving back to the Southcentral Kansas area, Brad worked as a botanist and wetland scientist for the environmental consulting division of Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City. Brad is currently the Education/Prairie Restoration/Concert Series Coordinator at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, KS. Brad and his wife Sara have two boys (Henry-20 and Ben-16) and live in Newton, KS. In his spare time, Brad enjoys the study and restoration of natural areas, running, and playing ukulele.