Lowcountry: Green Drinks!
June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
GO NATIVE! GARDEN FOR A WILD LIFE
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“Garden as if life depended on it.” – Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
Natural areas in the Lowcountry are being converted to the built environment. Often, non-native plants are used in landscaping, and these “plants-from-elsewhere” do not fully support the needs of our local ecosystem. Flowers of native plants provide valuable nectar and pollen to a variety of pollinators and the leaves support a variety of herbivores including insects. Many insects, like monarch caterpillars, are VERY specific about which plants they will eat. Native insects help feed many other animals, such as baby birds, who find insects delicious and nutritious and have HUGE appetites! (Just ask their hard-working parents: A single pair of breeding chickadees must hunt down 6,000 to 9,000 caterpillars to rear just one clutch of young.)
“You don’t have to save biodiversity for a living, but please consider saving biodiversity where you live.” — Douglas Tallamy
Help sustain biodiversity in YOUR neighborhood by replacing some of the lawn and non-native plants with wildlife food: Native Plants!
Join us at Bohemian Bull to learn more about South Carolina’s delightful diversity of native plants and to help more people appreciate the vital role native plant species play in the health and sustainability of our natural ecosystem. Sharleen Johnson, Kim Morganello, and Jeff Jackson will also recommend specific types of native plants that grow well in Charleston to help draw diverse wildlife to your yard!
The talk is free and open to the public. Drinks and food are on your own.
Green Drinks is an international network of people who work or volunteer in the environmental field who meet monthly in various cities. Charleston Green Drinks meets the 3rd week of the month at different locations throughout Charleston. All are welcome. For more information about Charleston Green Drinks, check out http://www.greendrinks.org/SC/Charleston