Creating a Sustainable Urban Wildlife Habitat for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Helen Yoest, Director, Bee Better

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – 6:30 pm8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – 6:30 pm8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 6:30 pm8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 6:30 pm8:30 pm

You've seen plant list for hummingbird other plant lists for bees and butterflies. There is advice out there about creating wildlife habitats, sustainability, mulching, organic gardening, amending soil. Perhaps you want to better understand the habitats of our resident and migrating birds, birds, and butterflies. If so, this is the course for you.

Helen Yoest, director of the nonprofit Bee Better, has written this urban wildlife course specifically for our ecoregion. She's written this eight-hour course to teach home gardeners what is needed to "bee better" in the garden and for the environment and to sharing ideas of what you do today will help our children tomorrow.

butterfly and spider in coneflower


September 14 – First hour: sustainability, organic, mulching, waterwise landscaping, building a wildlife habitat; second hour: area birds of prey and migratory birds.

September 21 – Resident birds

September 28 – Butterflies

October 12 – Bees, both native and honey bee

About Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest, is a lifelong nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Helen has devoted her entire life to working towards bettering the environment. Helen 's focus is through good stewardship—"It's not just about pollinators, but an entire ecosystem to benefit the soil, air, water, and of course, birds, bees, butterflies."

Helen Yoest holds a B.S. and M.S. in environmental science and engineering. An award winning garden journalists, three-time book author, with hundreds of published print features in national gardening and lifestyle magazines.

$100.00 for members, $125.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 24 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this course.