Compost Workshop – Online

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that don’t work in a backyard setting. We will cover monitoring and maintenance, how to know your compost is done, and how to know it’s safe to use!

Our educators will provide resources for help identifying jumping worms, and tips for using your compost bin, thermometer, and stirrer to keep them at bay. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of the individual and community benefits of composting, and can be confident about next steps to set up and monitor compost in their own backyard, while keeping invasive jumping worms out of the garden.

The workshop cost is $5.00, or you can choose the “All-Inclusive” option of $85.00 to receive a compost bin, thermometer, and compost stirrer (approximate retail value $120).

REGISTER HERE!

Compost Workshop – Online

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that don’t work in a backyard setting. We will cover monitoring and maintenance, how to know your compost is done, and how to know it’s safe to use!

Our educators will provide resources for help identifying jumping worms, and tips for using your compost bin, thermometer, and stirrer to keep them at bay. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of the individual and community benefits of composting, and can be confident about next steps to set up and monitor compost in their own backyard, while keeping invasive jumping worms out of the garden.

The workshop cost is $5.00, or you can choose the “All-Inclusive” option of $85.00 to receive a compost bin, thermometer, and compost stirrer (approximate retail value $120).

REGISTER HERE!

Compost Workshop – Online

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that don’t work in a backyard setting. We will cover monitoring and maintenance, how to know your compost is done, and how to know it’s safe to use!

Our educators will provide resources for help identifying jumping worms, and tips for using your compost bin, thermometer, and stirrer to keep them at bay. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of the individual and community benefits of composting, and can be confident about next steps to set up and monitor compost in their own backyard, while keeping invasive jumping worms out of the garden.

The workshop cost is $5.00, or you can choose the “All-Inclusive” option of $85.00 to receive a compost bin, thermometer, and compost stirrer (approximate retail value $120).

REGISTER HERE!

JWP Audubon Bird Walk

Join the local chapter of the JWP Audubon Society for a bird walk at Ewing Park in Bloomington! You don’t have to be a “birder,” you just have to enjoy taking a nice walk outside with nice people. We are moving into the exciting season of fall migration, when birds are making their way back south to their wintering grounds. Migrating birds include all of the young ones born this summer, so you’ll be treated to a variety of songs and color patterns. This walk is appropriate for all ages, and it doesn’t matter if you know a cardinal from a crow. Social distancing is very possible on these outdoor walks, and masks are welcome. We hope to have extra pairs of loaner binoculars available as well. It’s easy to drop off the walk if you need to leave early. Rain or shine, see you there!

Compost Workshop – Online

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that don’t work in a backyard setting. We will cover monitoring and maintenance, how to know your compost is done, and how to know it’s safe to use!

Our educators will provide resources for help identifying jumping worms, and tips for using your compost bin, thermometer, and stirrer to keep them at bay. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of the individual and community benefits of composting, and can be confident about next steps to set up and monitor compost in their own backyard, while keeping invasive jumping worms out of the garden.

The workshop cost is $5.00, or you can choose the “All-Inclusive” option of $85.00 to receive a compost bin, thermometer, and compost stirrer (approximate retail value $120).

REGISTER HERE!

Compost Workshop – Online

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that don’t work in a backyard setting. We will cover monitoring and maintenance, how to know your compost is done, and how to know it’s safe to use!

Our educators will provide resources for help identifying jumping worms, and tips for using your compost bin, thermometer, and stirrer to keep them at bay. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of the individual and community benefits of composting, and can be confident about next steps to set up and monitor compost in their own backyard, while keeping invasive jumping worms out of the garden.

The workshop cost is $5.00, or you can choose the “All-Inclusive” option of $85.00 to receive a compost bin, thermometer, and compost stirrer (approximate retail value $120).

REGISTER HERE!

Forest Park Owls: Hunting and Feeding

On Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m., Mark Glenshaw will give a talk on “Forest Park Owls: Hunting and Feeding.” Mark H.X. Glenshaw is a naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri since December 2005. Mark has observed many aspects of their predatory behavior, including the parents delivering prey and feeding their chicks. The Zoom link for Mark’s talk is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81975498763 .

JWP Audubon Bird Walk

Join the local chapter of the JWP Audubon Society for a bird walk at Ewing Park in Bloomington! You don’t have to be a “birder,” you just have to enjoy taking a nice walk outside with nice people. We are moving into the exciting season of fall migration, when birds are making their way back south to their wintering grounds. Migrating birds include all of the young ones born this summer, so you’ll be treated to a variety of songs and color patterns. This walk is appropriate for all ages, and it doesn’t matter if you know a cardinal from a crow. Social distancing is very possible on these outdoor walks, and masks are welcome. We hope to have extra pairs of loaner binoculars available as well. It’s easy to drop off the walk if you need to leave early. Rain or shine, see you there!