“Charlotte is a Wildlife Friendly Community Celebration” May 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Marshall Park, 800 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte CROWN Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature, the Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation celebrates with local environmental groups, family nature activities, music & more. Speakers: National Wildlife Federation’s CEO, Collin O’Mara and Mayor Dan Clodfelter. Ask a Master Gardener will be under the tents talking up sustainable gardening. See you there! Parking at Charlotte Board of Education Building.FREE. www.crowncharlotte.org/charlotte-naturally.html
“Master Gardener Plant Sale”: May 2, 8 a.m. – 12 noon, Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Greenery Shed. Shop edible and ornamental plants including herbs, perennials, shrubs, and trees for Southern Piedmont gardens. Funds support sustainable garden education programs throughout Mecklenburg County. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org Horticulture Help Desk 704-336-4011.
“Bird Walk in Latta Park”: May 3, 9 a.m. Latta Park, 601 East Park Avenue, in the heart of Dilworth is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful color of birds during Spring Migration. $5 per person. Space is limited so sign up early. Carol@GreenwayBirdHouse.com
“High Tea Birthday Celebration at Winghaven”: May 3, 4-6 pm, 248 Ridgewood Avenue. Come celebrate the founders’ birthdays and make this a multi-generational high tea in the Main Garden. $35/adult, $20/child 10 and under. RSVP www.winghavengardens.com 704-331-0664 x-101. Next weekend is the Winghaven Garden Tour!
“Creating A Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard”: May 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. HAWK Habitat And Wildlife Keepers at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St, Matthews. Free hands-on workshop to learn the elements of a backyard habitat for wildlife and how to prepare yours. Visit with HAWKs Habitat Stewards and volunteers. Stations will be set up for Food, Water, Shelter and Places to Raise Young for birds and Sustainable Gardening Practices. Find information on pollinators, native plants, invasive plants and beekeeping. Free. Native plants will be offered for sale. Questions 704-814-0877.
“Whether it's Rain or Shine, it's Weather!”: May 2 and 23, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. McDowell Nature Center 15222 York Road. Join an educator as children ages 6-12, explore what weather is and where it comes from. Participants will learn about cloud classification, thunderstorm development and learn how to use basic weather instruments and read weather maps. Dress appropriately for the weather! Register online parkandrec.com 704-588-5224.
“Bird Walk at Six Mile Creek Greenway”: May 9, 9:00 a.m. The greenway with parking at 17820 Marvin Road is packed with birds. Bird expert Taylor Piephoff shares his expertise while all enjoy the beautiful color of birds in Spring migration. $5 per person. RSVP early: Carol@GreenwayBirdHouse.com