Are Weeds Taking Over Your Backyard?

Fresh out of the Inbox – a couple of classes in partnership with Woodland Park Zoo that may interest homeowners with yards and/or ponds!

Water Features for Wildlife
Evening class: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

Clean, fresh water is a crucial part of any habitat. Join Woodland Park Zoo and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff in learning about the variety of ways you can provide water for urban wildlife in your own backyard. You’ll see examples of different types of water features, such as ponds, birdbaths and fountains. You’ll also learn about the natural history of local amphibians and how to provide habitat for these sensitive animals.
Are Weeds Taking Over Your Backyard?
Evening class: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
Weeds are tough invaders that can quickly dominate your backyard. These non-native, invasive plants crowd out native plants that provide habitat for wildlife and some of them can harm you and your children and even your pets.
All noxious weeds are hard to control and will only get worse if you leave them alone. Join Woodland Park Zoo and King County’s Noxious Weed Control Program to learn more about the threats noxious weeds pose, as well as how to identify and eradicate some of our area’s worst noxious weeds.

To register contact:
Jenny Mears, Education Programs Coordinator
Woodland Park Zoo
Education Department
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
phone: 206-548-2424 ext 1516
fax: 206-547-3553
http://www.zoo.org/

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