Today's Date

2013-2014 NatureScape Classes

The FREE programs will continue 
at the Wilton Manors Library  500 NE 26th Street  Wilton Manors, FL 954-390-2195.  On the second Wednesday of each month October through April.  All classes begin at 7 PM

If you have any requests for topics for next year's classes, Please call Rick Sterling at the library with your suggestions.

Oct. 9-
Heirloom Herbs & Veggies

It is the beginning of the planting season.
Janine Griffith of Green Thumb Inc. is bringing us Herbs and Heirloom plants that do well in south Florida.

You do not need a lot of space to care for these tasty tidbits that enhance your meals,
tickle your tongue, and are easy to grow. Come!

Let her help you rediscover them! 
Nov. 13-

"Create a Garden Getaway"

Let your imagination go wild as NatureScape Broward showcases some amazing garden designs.

Broward County NatureScape Director, Diana Guidry will show you pictures
featuring Emerald Award winning yards.

You won't want to miss this private tour!

Dec. 11- 

"Butterfly Gardening"
A PowerPoint Show-- with Art Constantino

Art will teach us how to make soda bottle terrariums and propagate our own host and larval plants to attract butterflies. Art is also an expert on creating your own rain barrel which he taught us two years ago. For those who missed him or want a refresher, visit his website: "How to Build A Rain Barrel" , which is a step by step slideshow on how to do it using a plastic 55 gallon drum.

Then, come and learn his new tricks!
Jan. 8- 2014

So You Thought You Knew Plants?

David McLean will share tips and tricks about 5 plant families that you might NOT know - ferns, agaves, roses, bromeliads along with a surprise or two from his own garden.

Also available - plants for you to take home from his nursery
Trinity Churchside Gardens at 14 SW 11th Street  Fort Lauderdale, (954) 768-0423. The 11th Street Annex Restaurant located on the property, owned by his partner, Penny is a great place to have lunch.

Feb. 12

Create Your own Valentine's Arrangement!

Special Guest Speaker
International Floral Designer and Judge, Cindy Rieger will demonstrate how to create simple, classic designs using material from your garden.

Learn from an award winning - designing woman!

Bringing you the BEST!

Mar. 12
Going Batty - Learning about bats
with Dr. Renata Schneider of the South Florida Wildlife Center

About one-fifth of all mammal species are bats, and they are extremely common in South Florida. Clashes with humans pose a risk to their population, and the impact on the ecosystem of dwindling numbers of bats has yet to be determined. South Florida Wildlife Center hopes to learn more about the role of bats and how to successfully rehabilitate them. As Dr. Gardner emphasizes, "The truth is so important—to find out what we would be losing."
Apr. 9-
The Moringa Oleifera Tree

Did you know you that besides eating the same herbs that butterflies adore -  like parsley dill and fennel - You can eat the leaves and flowers of some trees?

The Moringa tree, Moringa Oleifera, is very useful. Virtually every part of it is edible. After about 8 months the tree begins to flower and continues year round. Learn how to plant and prepare your harvest - with food samplings from creative cook, Hadny Fayyaz. who is a past president of the Moringa Garden Circle.

In 2006, Wilton Manors was officially designated a Community Wildlife Habitat (CWH), the 17th community in the country to receive such an honor.

Certify your home, school, business or other site as a NWF Wildlife Habitat.
Help your community today and register online by clicking Here CERTIFY NOW
Every wildlife habitat is an ongoing labor of love.
We encourage you to register today, even if you are not sure if you are "done."
We'll send inspiring tips to help!


Tree Tops Park, Davie date TBD
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
13th Annual Water Matters Day
Tree Tops Park
3900 S.W. 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328

Note* NatureScape information and handouts are available in the Wilton Manors Library
These documents are in Adobe PDF format.

a simple naturescaape



Habitat Steward, Alex Shore designed this simple habitat (download pdf with complete instructions) as a tool for encouraging those with limited space to establish and certify a habitat that would qualify for NWF certification. 

Often times people may think they don’t have the space required to establish a habitat or that doing so is complicated.  This simple habitat can be planted either in a large container or installed in a small space in the landscape and would work for those residents living in a townhome or villa that only has a small patio or balcony space. 

This habitat can be created for  less than $100 (including the $20 certification fee).

 More ...Information and Tips from NWF
for Creating and Maintaining a
Certified Wildlife Habitat

Create a bird friendly habitat

 For more in-depth online content, don't miss visiting the NWF Gardening Tips section.

Download these useful one pagers with ideas of how to make your garden more wildlife friendly.

Create a Bird Friendly Habitat

Attract Butterflies

Amphibian Decline

Nesting Boxes

Bird Feeders

Neighborhood-friendly Wildlife Gardening

Backyard Ponds

Lawn Reduction

M.E. DePalma is the co-author of A Garden Diary: A Guide to Gardening in South Florida, a National Wildlife Steward and a member of the NatureScape Board.
2117 N.E. 17th Terrace
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Wilton Manors NatureScape Committee
email Info@WiltonManorsNatureScape.com