The Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie...
The Wildlife Botanical Gardens are a cohesive blend of specialty theme gardens, spread over three acres in Southwest Washington. The gardens, and devoted gardeners, demonstrate and teach gardening concepts that attract birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to residential gardens. Come visit the Wildlife Botanical Gardens year-round and enjoy the unique beauty each season has to offer!
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Are you scared by bats? They have a bad reputation that they don't deserve. There are over 1,200 species of bats worldwide with more than a dozen found here in Washington; five of which are likely to use a bat house if placed correctly. Without bats we would be infested with crop destroying, disease carrying insects; many of our favorite tropical treats including mangoes, cashews and figs, would not exist in the quantities we know today. Those frightening 'vampire' bats are even helping to treat stroke victims! Read more
Confused by composting? Don't know if it is something you can do? Get a comprehensive overview of some of the many composting methods and options. Understand what composting is and does, and the differences between the types; vermicomposting (worms), backyard composting (fungi, bacteria, invertebrates), bokashi (essential microorganisms EM), Hugelkultur (rotting wood). Find one or more ways to incorporate composting / organic waste reduction into your life. Read more
Join us for what has become our annual Mason Bee experience! Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring. In exchange go home with some of your very own bee cocoons! Read more