What is it ecological landscaping, and why should you be doing it too? Have you wondered why the landscaping in the Coos History Museum parking lot looks a little…. different? In this First Tuesday talk, local ecologist and educator Alexa Carleton will fill you in on a secret: ecological landscaping (that which provides benefits to water, land, and wildlife) is easy, fun, and a critical component to a sustainable future. She will give you her favorite list of plants that are well-adapted to our area, provide numerous benefits to people and wildlife alike, and are easy to obtain locally. She will also explain the unique landscaping at the Coos History Museum, which was designed to attract pollinators and filter the parking lot’s runoff before it reaches the bay.
Alexa joined the Coos Watershed Association (CoosWA) in 2013. Her background is in insect ecology, which she discovered while studying Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis. She went on to complete a Masters of Environmental Science at Washington State University Vancouver, focusing on habitat restoration for rare butterflies. She now weaves plant and insect ecology into everything she does as the Education Program Leader for the CoosWA, through projects that connect people to nature through urban restoration and ecological landscaping.
Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free
First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.
All events subject to change.