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
M.E. at 954-563-2148 with your suggestions.
Herbs & Veggies
It is the beginning of the planting season. Janine Griffith of
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!
"Create a Garden
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
You won't want to miss this private tour!
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
"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!
You Thought You Knew Plants?
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 nurseryTrinity 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.
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!
|Going Batty - Leaning
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 importantto find out what
we would be losing."
| The Moringa Oleifera
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
In 2006, Wilton Manors was
officially designated a Community Wildlife Habitat
(CWH), the 17th community in the country to receive such
Certify your home, school, business or other site as a NWF
Help your community today and register online by clicking
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!
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
11th Annual Water Matters
March 8, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tree Tops Park, Davie
NatureScape information and handouts are
available in the Wilton Manors Library
These documents are in Adobe PDF format.
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
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
This habitat can be created
for less than $100 (including
the $20 certification fee).
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
2117 N.E. 17th Terrace
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Wilton Manors NatureScape Committee