Garden Club Mixer and Audubon speaker on native plants

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Are you looking for an enjoyable and rewarding way to give back to the town of Springfield? Consider joining the Springfield Garden Club. You are invited to chat with club members and get your questions answered. Meet at the First Congregational Church on Main Street Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. for coffee and refreshments. New members will be introduced and honored.

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Gwendolyn Causer of Audubon Vermont. Photo provided

There are many ways to participate in the various activities the club has throughout the year, and there are two different levels of membership: active and supportive. Visit www.springfieldgardenclub.org to learn more, or call Membership Chair Barb Lacey at 802-886-8112.

Following the mixer, join Gwendolyn Causer at 7 p.m. for a workshop about why native plants matter. Native plants provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife. To survive, birds need native plants and the insects that have co-evolved with them. Bird-friendly landscaping provides food, saves water, and fights climate change.

We will explore the four native plant food groups for birds: berries and fruit, nuts and seeds, nectar, and insects. We’ll discover what birds need in all four seasons: food, water, shelter, and nesting locations. Finally, we’ll dive into Audubon’s Plants for Birds database and have a conversation about the power of native plants to help grow a better world for birds.

Gwendolyn Causer has been teaching environmental education programs with Audubon Vermont since 2005. Please bring a friend and join Springfield Garden Club members for this terrific talk.

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