Leaders: Pat Sutton, Kristin Hock
The Diane Cornell Wildlife Garden Event was held by CMBO in partnership with Diane Cornell Wildlife Garden Project to teach people the benefits of planting for natives and giving them the some of the tools and knowledge they need to start to transform their backyards into native wildlife gardens. Pat Sutton, a local expert on wildlife gardens, gave a presentation filled with information about why gardening for wildlife is so important and then lead participants through a walk around Cape May Point to visit backyard habitats that were certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Kristin Hock, NJ Audubon’s Habitat Outreach Coordinator also provided participants with information on how they could get their own backyards certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Along the walk around Cape May Point, we were able to see birds and butterflies using these wildlife gardens. Below is the eBird list of all the bird species we saw during our walk around Cape May Point.
|American Black Duck||1|
|Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)||4|
|Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)||1|
|Cape May Warbler||1|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)||5|