Get your garden started early with the Habitat Hero lecture

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - High Plains Audubon Society and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are presenting the fifth annual Habitat Hero lectures and workshop Jan. 26, “Native Pollinators and Native Plants: How They Flourish Together."

The Rose Garden of the White House covered in snow, Photo Date: 11/15/18 / Photo: Shealah Craighead / White House / (MGN)

The lectures begin at 8:30 a.m. and the hands-on winter-sowing workshop ends at 4 p.m. at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. The $20 registration fee, which includes lunch.

For more information, contact Mark Gorges, 307-287-4953, mgorges@juno.com. Registration is limited to 75 people and there are only 2 slots left.

Scott Hoffman-Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation will speak on “Bumble Bees, Monarchs and More.”

While Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select a partnership between the Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University that develops plants suited to our region, will be the second speaker.

At the afternoon winter-sowing workshop, participants will learn which native perennial seeds require cold treatment and the simple method for getting them started by planting them in a container left outside. All materials will be provided for each participant to plant a milk jug to take home.

For more information and to see how you can sign up to be on the wait list check out the interview from the morning show.