Talk on Using Native Vegetation to Manage Wildlife on Your Property, Wednesday, April 7

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On April 7, Sarah Coccaro will give An online talk titled “Sustainable Habitats Using Native Vegetation to Manage Wildlife” will be given by Sarah Coccaro, conservation resource manager for the Greenwich Conservation Commission.

an announcement from the Greenwich Botanical Center

Coccaro will share tips for enhancing wildlife habitats and supporting pollinators while using native vegetation to deter pests. She will emphasize the importance of dealing with unwanted wildlife while encouraging beneficial pollinators including bats, bees, butterflies, owls and more.

Peacock butterfly

Photo by kie-ker on Pixabay

A peacock butterfly, native to Europe and temperate parts of Asia as far east as Japan (unlikely to show up in your garden — but still a beaut).

“Nature always provides a solution even when dealing with unwanted wildlife,” Coccaro said.

Her lecture, presented by the Greenwich Botanical Center, is in collaboration with the Greenwich Grown initiative.


If You’re Going …

The online event runs from 10 to 11 a.m., April 7, 2021 and costs $10 (free for members of the Greenwich Botanical Center).

You can register here.

A link will be emailed to anyone attending.


Coccaro is an integral member of the Greenwich Grown initiative. For the last three years, she has led Greenwich Grown’s initiative to restore the natural habitat of Greenwich.

Every fall and spring, Greenwich Grown and it’s community partners host their Pollinator Potluck event, where they visit seven sites around town to remove invasive species and plant native species.

Greenwich Grown partners with the Audubon, Greenwich Botanical Center, Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Land Trust, and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, with support from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Sam Bridge Nursery.

Join Sarah Coccaro on Wednesday to learn how you can make an impact in our local ecosystem.

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