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Please join the York County Beautification Committee at the Grafton Middle School KIVA (405 Grafton Dr., Yorktown) on April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM to learn how you can bring beautiful butterflies, bees and other important pollinators and birds to your yard. We will explore the world of plants that are native to Hampton Roads, how they have evolved in this specific area, are attractive and relatively easy to acquire and maintain, and offer various benefits to the local wildlife and environment. The Butterfly Society, the Colonial Beekeepers Association, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ are some of the representatives who will join us in presentation and discussion. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so please register for this event in advance. Light refreshments will be served as well, and each attendee will receive a copy of Native Plants of Southeast Virginia.
This event features a free 66-minute screening of "Hometown Habitat," an inspiring documentary that shows how our gardens can sustain nature and the food web that all life depends on. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Habitat Partners© Program, this event will include plant vendors, educational booths, and interactive conversation about what you can do to make your landscape more eco-friendly.
Observe displays / Discussions with vendors
Introductions and description of film
Film Presentation of "Hometown Habitat."
Panelists will be on hand for a lively Q&A discussion about wildlife and habitat as well, audience participation is encouraged
Observe displays / discussions with vendors
Representatives from The Butterfly Society, The Colonial Beekeepers, Master Gardeners/Master Naturalists will be in attendance to share their wealth of knowledge and information, and discuss ways we can support natural habitats for plants and wildlife and maintain our beautiful, natural environment! Attendees will also receive a copy of “Native Plants for Southeast Virginia including Hampton Roads Region,” a guide provided by Hampton Roads organizations to promote the use of these plants and describe their various benefits to the local environment.
There is no cost to attend, however registration is required as space is limited.
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