Gardens with Buzz

A Presentation Sponsored by Wild About Ewing, the Community Wildlife Habitat Project

Gardens with BuzzMayor Bert Steinmann is pleased to announce that Wild About Ewing! will sponsor Part II of an introductory series to the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife  program and how gardeners in Ewing can provide much needed wildlife habitat while getting credit for both themselves and their community at the Ewing Branch Library, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing on Monday, March 25th at 7 pm.   Mary Anne Borge, a local naturalist, writer, photographer and educator, will tell you what you can you do to attract birds to your garden and which plants are best to entice bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to make their homes with you.  She will also share maintenance techniques that are the most hospitable for these garden visitors and residents.

Ms. Borge is also the Associate Editor for Butterfly Gardener magazine, a publication of the North American Butterfly Association; an instructor and naturalist at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pennsylvania; a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, and the team leader for Lambertville Goes Wild. Her photographs have been featured in numerous publications.  She shares her love of nature through her writing and photography at

About the Ewing Community Wildlife Habitat Project

The Ewing Community Wildlife Habitat Project (Wild About Ewing) is a joint project of Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission which promotes gardening for wildlife.  Providing habitat through use of native plants and gardening sustainably are critical to combatting the enormous loss of biodiversity and vanishing wildlife that we are experiencing around the globe.  They are also key components required to certify your garden in the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program, which has worked to “support local wildlife and restore and reconnect America’s natural spaces” since 1973.

Certifying your garden also earns Ewing points towards our own certification as a community that supports wildlife in the Community Wildlife Habitat Project.  To become certified, Ewing needs to accumulate 250 points in certified gardens from private properties, public spaces and schools.  Each garden should support our native birds, insects, small mammals… by providing the essential life sustaining requirements of food, water, cover and places to raise young. Part 1 of the series, entitled Gardening for Wildlife in the Suburban Landscape, was presented to the community on February 25th and the committee was delighted to see so many interested Ewing gardeners.  They hope that this will be start of a great gardening season for wildlife this spring and for the future!

To learn more about gardening for wildlife and the Wild About Ewing! please go to

Date:  Monday, March 25th
Time: 7pm
Location: Ewing Branch Library, 61 Scotch Road
Cost: Free and open to the public