Native Plant Trust


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Rare Species Require Rare Habitats

Did you know that roughly half of the endangered terrestrial species in our region make their homes in fire-adapted ecosystems; or that bobolink need a minimum of 10 acres of open grass-dominated habitat to nest? Rare species often require more than just the right plants, they require the right ecosystem. Join Dan Jaffe Wilder, Director of Applied Ecology at Norcross Wildlife Foundation for a walking tour of the Norcross grounds while he discusses some of the unique habitats that Norcross is working to build, enhance, and restore on its 8000-acre wildlife sanctuary. With an emphasis on landscape maintenance and species composition this walk-and-talk will provide attendees with details about what habitat construction looks like on the large scale as well as what tools can be used on our own home landscapes to accomplish similar goals in our own backyards.

Date/time detailsOctober 22, 2022, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LocationNorcross Wildlife Sanctuary, Wales, MA
Program codeBOT4033
Feemembers $30/nonmembers $38
InstructorDan Jaffe Wilder
CertificateField: Basic and Advanced, Botany