This presentation, presented in collaboration with the Skokie Beautification and Improvement Commission, features Pam Karlson’s photos from the Chicago bird garden habitat she created, illustrating how it’s possible to attract more than 100 bird species.
Tips include landscape enhancements, practices, and plant selection, with an emphasis on native plants. Our location along birds' migratory route, bird species diversity, habitat, diet/foraging, nesting, supplemental support and community science will also be discussed. Doug Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard and Emily Murphy’s Grow Now: How We Can Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet One Garden at a Time includes Pam’s garden habitat, exemplifying the power of urban lots.
Pam Karlson is a career artist and certified professional gardener/garden designer from the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. As a public speaker and educator, she advocates for creating, restoring, and preserving wildlife habitats. In addition to her professional work, Pam has been rescuing migratory birds since 2004 as a volunteer with licensed wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organizations.
If you have questions about this event, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.
Find Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard in the library catalog.
Find Grow Now: How We Can Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet One Garden at a Time in the library catalog.