Backyard Habitat Expo

A Monarch butterfly perches on milkweed as it migrates through the US.

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Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It's geometrically perfect. It's tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting, or you can observe it in your backyard... --Gretchen Ruben

Backyard Habitat Expo: What's living in your backyard?

Home is where the habitat is. Create a wildlife habitat right in your own backyard. From 11-3pm, browse vendors and non-profits that can help you enjoy the great outdoors while learning how to make your environs more friendly to creatures of all kinds. Build a bug hotel, become a pollinator in our pollinator game, feed wild birds, make a seed bomb, and learn how to attract migrating butterflies. Our speaker at 3 pm will tell you step by step how to create your own certified backyard habitat. You’ll even take home some of the tools. Part of NC Science Festival. More info.

Details:
FREE WITH REGULAR ADMISSION
11 am - 3 pm   Backyard Habitat Expo

3 pm Sustainability Salon: How to make your backard a Certified Wildlife Habitat by Carol Buie-Jackson (Registration Suggested)

  • Bird House on the Greenway
  • The Butterfly Highway
  • Carolina Raptor Center
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Latta Plantation Nature Center
  • Master Naturalists
  • Mecklenburg Audubon Society
  • Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
  • The North Carolina Native Plant Society
  • TreesCharlotte
  • The NC Wildlife Federation
  • WingHaven