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Landscape Design (with wildlife in mind) presented by Pat Sutton

Event Type: Natural History Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/13/2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Pat Sutton will emphasize designs that work with nature, not at odds with nature. Choosing the right plant for the right spot (and the right site for different elements of a wildlife habitat) is key. The program will showcase multi-dimensional, diverse, layered, and interesting-to-the-eye natural landscapes that benefit wildlife, emphasizing to “let nature be the guide.” Typical landscaping (lawn and uniform park-like plantings) will pale in comparison.

Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 30 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). Pat has an undergraduate degree in Literature and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education. She and her husband (Clay Sutton) wrote the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (2006), the in-depth result of their efforts over many years documenting and protecting the migration and the Cape May area that they so love. Other books by Pat and Clay include How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Today Pat is a free-lance writer, naturalist, educator, lecturer, tour leader, and wildlife garden consultant. Her own wildlife garden is a teaching garden included on many tours and featured in programs and workshops she teaches. For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: www.patandclaysutton.com
Library: Cape May Court House Library
Location: Court House Library Storytime Room
Presenter: Pat Sutton