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 (2019 Habitat Hero).

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

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

Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select,, 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,