Wildlife Gardens Get a Much Needed Boost

Wildlife gardens beforeWildlife gardens after

Starting in mid-July, the wildlife gardens at NJ Audubon’s Center for Research and Education (CRE) have been receiving much needed attention from NJ Audubon Stewardship Assistant, Alfonso Castro. Alfonso has been removing a number of invasive species and rescuing important host plants for butterflies and other insects that provide food for birds and other wildlife. The once overgrown wildlife gardens are now looking healthy and restored!Volunteer pulling up mugwort

Alfonso is not alone in this important effort- he has been receiving assistance from dedicated volunteers who enjoy gardening and improving habitat for wildlife. On August 4th, a volunteer event was held with the goal of removing invasive species from our wildlife gardens- a tough job, but everyone had fun while they worked! Volunteers are essential to the continued success of the wildlife gardens at CRE and we are so grateful to have their help and expertise! If you are interested in helping with the wildlife gardens at New Jersey Audubon’s Center for Research and Education, please contact Alfonso at alfonso.castro@njaudubon.org.

Written by: Alfonso Castro