Create Habitat


Make Your Backyard a Native Habitat Refuge!

Date: August 5, 2023

Time: 4:30-6 pm

Location: Descanso Gardens

Cost: Free with Membership or Admission
Come enjoy a special education series put on by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy to complement its exhibit, Living in a Wildlife Corridor , that will fill the Boddy House at Descanso Gardens through the summer.

Removing lawns and restoring native plants to urban yards is a growing phenomenon in LA county. There are many reasons to move toward a native plant landscape – aesthetics, water usage, providing habitat, and more.

FormLA Landscaping Maintenance Care Manager JT Wilkinson will join join Theodore Payne Foundation’s Katie Tilford, California Native Plant Society’s Roger Klemm, Parker Davis with Hardy Californians, and Gabi McClean on a panel moderated by Micky Long.

Together, they’ll cover what it takes to transform our gardens into safe, thriving, wildlife-supporting habitats. This expert panel will discuss aspects of growing a native landscape and the value native plant yards provide. There will be discussion on what it takes to get started, water use and maintenance, and building a wildlife friendly yard. Attendees will learn more about resources available to turn their yard into a lively, native plant landscape.

The Conservancy will have a hands-on learning activity at 10-11:30 am in addition to this a panel discussion in the late afternoon. What a great way to bookmark a day at Descanso!