Nuts and Bolts: Tour wildlife gardens on Camano Island

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:47pm
  • Life

Wildlife tour: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Projects’ free tour of wildlife gardens is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

To take the tour, pick up maps on the day of the event at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island.

The Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour demonstrates how a property can also be a haven for wildlife by providing all the necessities: food, water and shelter, in a natural setting or even with human intervention.

The six gardens, both large and small and from waterfront to forested, will show the particular challenges the various sites faced. There will also be information on native plants, composting and wildlife.

Camano Island is the 10th community in the nation to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat.

Go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org or call 360-631-1616, for more information.

Bloomin’ Edmonds: The Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour, slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15, features gardens in Edmonds and Woodway.

Tickets, which are $15, can be purchased in Edmonds at Bountiful Home, 122 Fourth Ave. S.; Garden Gear, 102 Fifth Ave. N.; and Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St..

They are also available at Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; Wight’s Home &Garden, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; and Plant Shack, 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Tickets will be available the day of the tour at garden No. 1, Check the Edmonds in Bloom website, edmondsinbloom.com, on tour day for that address.

Herald staff

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