Science Talk on Wildflowers & Insects by Katy Pye

January 12, 2017

MARCH 26, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

“I SPY: WHO’S USING MY GARDEN?”

338 N. Main St., Fort Bragg

Katy Pye, local author and owner of Pyewacky Press, lives and gardens an acre for pleasure and pollinators in South Caspar. Her understanding of the relationships between plants and wildlife began in the ‘90s when she ran the Yolo County Resource Conservation District. There farmers and ranchers used wildlife habitat to control pests, weeds, and erosion, while increasing wildlife biodiversity.

Katy has historically “gardened” like a lot of people by using the scattergun approach: “Oooo, cool plant! Where can I put it?” However, her current workbook project, I Spy! Who’s Using My Garden? led her down a very different garden path, encouraging her to get much closer and more personal with what she grows and why.

Her presentation will include photos and the ongoing process of changing her garden focus from “Oooo, pretty plants” into a pollinator and wildlife oasis. Tracking what’s using our gardens invites wonder, new discoveries, and change.

Her wildflower and pollinator photography is on display alternate years during the annual Ford House Spring Wildflower Show. Its next exhibit is April 2020. Advance draft copies of I Spy! Who’s Using My Garden? will be available. 100% of sales directly benefit the Noyo Center for Marine Science.