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.

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