25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Outdoors Naturalist Karen Lindauer to present ‘Create a Wildlife Habitat’

Kim Lindauer is team leader at Georgia Perimeter College Botanical GardensNext in ‘Gardening’ series naturalist Karen Lindauer to present ‘Create a Wildlife Habitat’

The next program of the series Gardening for Wildlife hosted by the Friends of the Rickman Store will take place at the Store next Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m. Karen Lindauer, member of the Georgia Native Plant Society and team leader at Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Gardens will present the program “Create a Wildlife Habitat Using Native Plants.”

Lindauer will share practical information on the importance of using native plants to promote biodiversity and encourage wildlife in our backyards. The program will highlight native plant benefits over exotic species, the role of insects and birds in sustaining balance as well as water collection and selection of specific native species for our area.

An exhibit and exchange of native plants will follow the presentation. Attendees are asked to bring a potted native plant to participate in the exchange.

Rickman Store is located in the Cowee-West Mill Historic District, seven miles north of Franklin by Hwy. NC 28, next to Cowee Elementary School. This historic building was purchased by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee in 2007 as part of the efforts for preserving the heritage and cultural landscape of northern Macon County. Since then the Friends of the Rickman Store are dedicated to open the Store to neighbors and visitors presenting educational and cultural programs for the enhancing of the life in our communities.

Program will start at 3 pm. Parking is available at Cowee Elementary School. For more information and registration call Debby Boots at (828)349-5201.





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