Posted 12-16-18, High Plains Audubon Society (CHEYENNE)  – High Plains Audubon Society and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are presenting the fifth annual Habitat Hero lectures and workshop Jan. 26.  The workshop is titled  “Native Pollinators and Native Plants: How They Flourish Together.”

The lectures begin at 8:30 a.m. and the hands-on winter-sowing workshop ends at 4 p.m. at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Drive. The $20 registration fee, which includes lunch, can be paid through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/ (2019 Habitat Hero).

For more information, contact Mark Gorges, 307-287-4953, mgorges@juno.com. Registration is limited to 75 people.

Scott Hoffman-Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, https://xerces.org/, will speak on “Bumble Bees, Monarchs and More.”

Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select, https://plantselect.org/, a partnership between the Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University that develops plants suited to our region, will be the second speaker.

At the afternoon winter-sowing workshop, participants will learn which native perennial seeds require cold treatment and the simple method for getting them started by planting them in a container left outside. All materials will be provided for each participant to plant a milk jug to take home.

Habitat Hero is a program of the Audubon Rockies regional office of the National Audubon Society which encourages property owners to plant for bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife and to reduce water usage, http://rockies.audubon.org/whats-a-habitat-hero/.