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CFC Starts with a Buzz

January 26 @ 10:00 am

Citizens for Conservation will launch its 2019 Community Education Program Series with “Creating Healthy Habitat for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee” on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m.

Aurelia Nichols will discuss the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bumblebee to be listed as federally endangered. Nichols’ prime interest is in the relationship between plants and their pollinators and how healthy habitat establishment through landscape design can support their survival.

The annual program series, which focuses on creating habitat and earth-friendly yard practices, will also feature:

Habitat Makeover: Adding Value to Your Landscape; Saturday, February 16. Landscape architect and ecologist Andy Stahr will discuss the successful implementation of natural areas into home landscapes.

—Favorite Native Plants: Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and Grasses; Saturday, March 9. Meredith Tucker, naturalist and chair of CFC’s Habitat Corridors program, will share information on favorite native plants that are popular with her Habitat Corridors clients.

          —A Morning with Rachel Carson; Saturday, April 13. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard will portray Rachel Carson, scientist and author of Silent Spring, a wakeup call about the dangers of the pesticide DDT.

All programs will be held at the Barrington Village Hall at 200 S. Hough St., Barrington. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building. Programs begin at 10 a.m.; coffee, conversation and handouts will be available at 9:30. CFC members are free; $10 for nonmembers. RSVP to 847-382-SAVE (7283) or to

communityed@citizensforconservation.org. Please provide your name, phone number and the program name.


January 26
10:00 am
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