Exciting Collaboration: Doug Tallamy’s Presentation – A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening

Wingard’s Market is delighted to announce a special collaboration with Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, bringing renowned author and expert Doug Tallamy for an exclusive presentation. Titled “A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening,” the event on May 16 promises valuable insights into the significance of native plants and choosing the right ones for your garden to benefit the environment.

Doug Tallamy, with 42 years of teaching and four authored books, including the New York Times Best Seller “The Nature of Oaks,” is considered a distinguished expert in his field. The collaboration between Wingard’s Market and Riverbanks Zoo highlights the shared commitment to environmental awareness and education.

The presentation caters to all gardening enthusiasts, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. Gates open at 6 PM, and the presentation kicks off at 7 PM, offering a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and engage with the importance of native plants in gardening. Light refreshments will be served during the event.

Zach Steinhauser, Wingard’s Naturalist, emphasizes the impact individuals can make in their own backyard through conservation efforts, such as planting native plants. This aligns with Tallamy’s philosophy, as featured in the 2020 Smithsonian Magazine article, “Meet the Ecologist Who Wants You to Unleash the Wild on Your Backyard.”

Melodie Scott-Leach, Horticulture Design and Operations Manager at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, underscores the crucial role of planting for pollinators, emphasizing how everyone can contribute to the health of insects and birds by providing the necessary plants in their yards.

Tickets for this enlightening evening with America’s native plant expert can be purchased here.

For more details and updates, visit the Facebook Event Page. Also, follow Wingard’s Market and Riverbanks Zoo on Instagram for an exclusive event giveaway! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your gardening knowledge with Doug Tallamy’s expertise.

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