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Using native plants in your yard to attract birds & pollinators
May 24, 2023

native plants attract birds

KNOXVILLE -- Wild Ones is hosting an upcoming educational event: "Using Native Plants in Your Yard to Attract Birds & Pollinators." The nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices that restore and establish native plant communities.

The class will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. located at 2649 Boyds Bridge Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. This hybrid event welcomes both in-person attendees and those joining virtually. Light refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public.

Stephanie Mueller, a Park Ranger at Seven Islands State Birding Park in Kodak, TN, will be the featured speaker for this informative session. With a strong focus on habitat management and bird conservation, Seven Islands State Birding Park emphasizes the significance of native plants, birds, and pollinators in global ecosystems. Stephanie will showcase how individuals can incorporate native plants into their own yards to attract and support diverse bird and pollinator populations. The presentation will draw upon examples from the Wild Yards Garden demonstration area at Seven Islands State Birding Park.

About Stephanie
Stephanie Mueller brings a wealth of expertise as a park ranger at Seven Islands State Birding Park. She joined the park in 2017 and holds a bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with a minor in Environmental Science from North Carolina State University. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in Natural Resources with a focus on wildlife from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Stephanie's career has encompassed working with various city parks, environmental education, and natural resource organizations. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, she enjoys traveling and playing pickleball with her husband and two daughters.

This class promises to be an engaging and educational experience for anyone interested in incorporating native plants into their landscaping practices. Participants will gain valuable insights on preserving biodiversity and creating sustainable habitats that benefit both birds and pollinators.

For more information about Wild Ones and their mission to promote environmentally sound landscaping practices, please visit

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