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Hanley Sustainability Institute

Create Your Own Backyard Habitat

By Mark Gokavi

No matter the weather or season, it's always a good time to learn how to transform your garden into a backyard habitat for pollinators and native birds. The Hanley Sustainability Institute has a web page dedicated to links to experts in the field.

Whether your space is as big as the Solar Prairie at the University of Dayton's Curran Place or a small patch outside your window, these links will provide information to begin.

Also, interested UD faculty, staff and students are welcome to hear from Five Rivers MetroParks staff for an engaging conversation on the why's and how's of transforming your garden or property into a habitat for pollinators and other beneficial wildlife.

The lunch and learn event is from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Room 2380 at Curran Place. Please bring your lunch. No registration is required for the conversation that is part of the Sustainability Series. Health Activity Tracker points are available by registering at

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