Extensive urban growth over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. You, as a homeowner, have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating your own backyard wildlife sanctuary.

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington is a non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization whose goal is to educate and encourage homeowners to make their yards and gardens a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.

Membership above the $20 level will support maintaining the gardens fencing, irrigation, educational materials and more.

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Current Class Offerings - 2017

Class Location
CASEE Center, Building B, Rm. 206
11104 NE 149th Street
Brush Prairie WA 98606
Class Fees
  • Free for NatureScaping Members
  • $15.00 Non-member
  • Membership is $20/year (15.00 for seniors)
  • Members receive 1 year of free classes.

Registration

Register by email. Please send your name, phone number, and the class you want to attend to: Info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160.

Other Info

  • Our classes are approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credit
  • Classes may be held partially or completely in Wildlife Botanical Gardens, please dress appropriately for weather.

Upcoming Classes

First Aid from the Garden

October 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presented by Erin Harwood and Eloyce O’Connor Co-Owners of Garden Delights Herb Farm

Imagine…you are jazzed… an enjoyable day of gardening is ready to begin and then… Ever have a bee sting or maybe a minor cut? Things sometimes happen while gardening that may require a little first aid. Using herbs, this presentation will provide you with ideas for what to do before you hit the garden, right while you’re in the garden and after you’re done gardening for the day to cope with those minor “medical” emergencies. Make your time in the garden all that you expected it to be.

First Aid from the Garden Flyer

Winter Birding

November 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presented by Brandon Burger, Backyard Bird Shop

Ever wonder what happens to birds in the winter? Learn which species remain and what we can do to make it easier for them and more enjoyable for us. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, many species of birds migrate south to warmer and richer climates; but not all. Certain Sparrows, Finches, and even a Hummingbird choose to stay and brave the freezing months with us. Winter also invites others into our yards. Ways to keep nectar feeders from freezing solid, how to provide drinkable water on an icy morning, types of nutrition and energy we can offer, what we can do to provide shelter from harsh winds and cold rains will be among the topics we discuss.

Winter Birding Flyer

Native Mason Bees

December 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presented by Brigg Franklin, Master Composter/Recycler and Mason Beekeeper

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!

We will stay beyond our normal noon hour to get as many bee cocoons cleaned as possible--please accompany us!

Native Mason Bees Flyer



Master Composter/Recycler Classes at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens Compost Site

Register for these free workshops at columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html