The Audubon Center & Sanctuary will kick off National Pollinator Week with a workshop to show simple ways to improve a yard for wildlife.
The S.H.A.R.E. workshop will be presented from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.
S.H.A.R.E. stands for Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment and is based on the principle that anything one does, even in a small area, improves the environment in a neighborhood. If half the people on a block improve the habitats in their yards, it can make a significant impact on the health and diversity of animals on that block.
Kicking off National Pollinator Week, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is presenting a S.H.A.R.E. — Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment — Workshop on Thursday evening.
Photo by Jeff Tome
The program will be mostly inside, with a brief walk outside to see how Audubon has improved the habitat around its building.
Jeff Tome, senior naturalist at Audubon, will lead the workshop. A few years ago Tome purchased a home on a city lot with five bushes and no trees. Since then, he has worked to add gardens, structures for wildlife, birdfeeders and more.
The cost is $14 for the general public or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center.
Reservations with payment are requested by Tuesday and can be made by calling 569-2345, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on the Program Listing link at jamestownaudubon.org.
The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.