On Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm, naturalist Jean Eno will present “‘A Garden for Wildlife: Natural
Landscaping for a Better Backyard” at the Dover Public Library.
Jean’s presentation will explore ideas for landscaping your yard as a habitat for wildlife and
birds, explaining what wildlife are looking for when feeding or looking for a home. Or maybe you have problems with wildlife around your home and want to know what to do. All of these questions can be answered as you learn to alter your landscaping and gardening practices. Plant choices, gardening techniques, wildlife and habitats, use of native plants, and issues such as invasive plants will also be discussed. You’ll learn techniques for attracting songbirds, mammals, hawks and owls, and even mysterious amphibians such as red-backed salamanders to your backyard. The slide presentation will include helpful handouts and lists of suggested plantings.
Jean Eno is a naturalist for the Great Bay Discovery Center, the education headquarters for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (a partnership program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the NH Fish and Game Department). She is the director of a watershed conservation initiative for the NH Rivers Council, working to improve water quality, land use, and wildlife habitat in North Hampton, Stratham and Greenland. Jean holds a degree in Environmental Studies from UNH, and is an active board member at York’s Center for Wildlife, the Great Bay Stewards, and the historic Weeks Brick House & Gardens. She is an active volunteer for the NH Coverts Project and “Speaking for Wildlife” programs, and enjoys birding, organic gardening, and down time with her husband and pets.
The presentation, sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Public Library, is part of a Speaking
for Wildlife program and is free and open to the public. The Speaking for Wildlife program is a volunteer effort of UNH Cooperative Extension. Support for the program comes from the NH Charitable Foundation, the Davis Environmental Foundation, the NH Fish and Game Department, and the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.