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Lunchtime Discovery: Everything You Need to Know to Garden for Wildlife in 2024

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

David Mizejewski portrait

David Mizejewski, Naturalist, National Wildlife Federation

Naturalist and media personality David Mizejewski will share how to create a beautiful garden space that fits into the local ecosystem and supports birds, butterflies, bees and a whole host of other wonderful wildlife neighbors. David will cover why native plants are critical, the four essential components of habitat, and the best sustainable gardening practices based on the latest conservation science. He’ll also share how you can achieve the National Wildlife Federation’s “Certified Wildlife Habitat” recognition for your garden space.

David’s book, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife,” will be available to purchase. Meet the author and have your copy signed!

Join in person in the SECU Daily Planet Theater or watch the livestream on YouTube

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


May 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


SECU Daily Planet Theater

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Chris Smith