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Exploring Calscape, the tool for California Native Gardeners | Speaker: Mike Azevedo
January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Calscape.org is a wonderful tool that allows Californians to learn what plants are native to their neighborhood. This website gives you a list of trees, shrubs, annuals, etc. that had a historical presence around your town. These plants support a myriad of insects that depend on their evolutionary ecosystems, many of which are in great peril. Calscape tells you all about the plants; their water needs, soil preferences, ease of growth and much more. You can find out what nearby nurseries carry each plant and what butterflies and moths host off of them. This website is the answer to the conundrum of just a few years ago where native plant novices had no idea where to go for native plants or information about them.
Calscape is easy to use and intuitive, and yet, many people have only scratched the surface of what it can do. A huge update will provide the Central Valley gardeners a lot to celebrate with Calscape’s new features.
Join naturalist Mike Azevedo as we explore the many different features of this amazing website, and learn how it can help Central Valley gardeners learn about their neighborhood’s natural heritage.
Our Speaker: Mike Azevedo has a bachelor of science in Wildlife Management and has been an environmental education naturalist, park ranger, as well as parks department gardener. Mike is a county coordinator for the California Bluebird Recovery Program and has been giving presentations to garden clubs and Audubon Society chapters, Boy Scout troops and schools around California on topics ranging from native plants and habitat restoration, cavity nesting birds and nest boxes, along with a wide array of other nature related topics.