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SEA Will Host Workshop on 'Landscaping for Wildlife'

Oct. 11, 2007 – The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) will host a half-day workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 13, at their Southgate Coastal Reserve property entitled "Landscaping for Wildlife." Botanist Rudy O'Reilly Jr. and wildlife enthusiast Carol Cramer-Burke will team up to identify native trees and shrubs, describe how the plants can be easily propagated, and discuss their value to birds and other wildlife.
Many common trees and shrubs provide food, nest materials and concealment for both year round residents and winter visitors. Some native plants are also tolerant of salt spray, making them good choices as landscape plants for coastal properties; others are able to thrive with little or no supplemental water – which makes them a good choice regardless of where on the island your home is located.
Attracting birds and butterflies to a yard and garden can provide a never-ending source of entertainment. Hummingbirds are a favorite with many people and there are two species that live in the U.S. Virgin Islands year-round – the green-throated Carib and the Antillean crested hummingbird. Join SEA on Saturday to learn about attracting these and other birds to your backyard.
To register for the workshop, call SEA at 773-1989.

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Oct. 11, 2007 - The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) will host a half-day workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 13, at their Southgate Coastal Reserve property entitled "Landscaping for Wildlife." Botanist Rudy O'Reilly Jr. and wildlife enthusiast Carol Cramer-Burke will team up to identify native trees and shrubs, describe how the plants can be easily propagated, and discuss their value to birds and other wildlife.
Many common trees and shrubs provide food, nest materials and concealment for both year round residents and winter visitors. Some native plants are also tolerant of salt spray, making them good choices as landscape plants for coastal properties; others are able to thrive with little or no supplemental water – which makes them a good choice regardless of where on the island your home is located.
Attracting birds and butterflies to a yard and garden can provide a never-ending source of entertainment. Hummingbirds are a favorite with many people and there are two species that live in the U.S. Virgin Islands year-round – the green-throated Carib and the Antillean crested hummingbird. Join SEA on Saturday to learn about attracting these and other birds to your backyard.
To register for the workshop, call SEA at 773-1989.